“Straight Teeth Without Braces”
Can you get straight teeth without braces? At the Irving dental practice of Dr. Jerry Dunn, the answer is “Yes”! A preferred provider for Invisalign clear dental aligners, Dr. Dunn offers his patients a solution to crowded, overlapping teeth which eliminates the negatives often associated with orthodontic treatment.
Straight Talk Video about Invisalign® from Advanced Dental Care of Las Colinas
Invisalign® is a unique system that combines advanced dental technology and easy patient compliance to straighten teeth using specialized clear plastic aligners. The aligners resemble the clear whitening trays you may have used before. They are designed to fit perfectly over your teeth to provide maximum therapeutic effects without the need for metal brackets and wires. Patients wear their clear aligners most of the time, taking them out for meals and dental hygiene. Because the aligners are made from clear plastic, they are almost invisible, unlike traditional braces.
How Invisalign Works
The first step in achieving straight teeth without braces is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dunn. He will be able to provide you with an evaluation to determine whether Invisalign treatment is right for you. If you are a good candidate for the treatment, Dr. Dunn will work with Invisalign technology to create a 3-D image of your teeth. This special imaging is used in the custom creation of your treatment plan. Dr. Dunn works with Invisalign labs to custom design a series of clear aligners made just for you. You will receive a series of aligners which will be designed to shift your teeth into alignment gently over time. Each set of aligners is changed about every two weeks. One advantage of Invisalign over traditional braces is that you do not need to come in for adjustments as often. Dr. Dunn will follow your progress in the office about every six weeks. Most patients will achieve their desired results in 12 months or less.
Is Invisalign Right For You?
The best way to find out if Invisalign dental aligners are the best treatment option for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jerry Dunn. The team at Advanced Dental Care of Las Colinas is extremely knowledgeable about Invisalign, and can help answer your questions. You can use the online self-assessment tool, which is avawilable on the Invisalign website. To schedule your consultation appointment, click here.
Why Straighten Your Teeth?
Perfectly aligned teeth are an important quality in a beautiful, attractive smile. Did you know that straight teeth are important for your overall dental health as well? It is true, crooked, overlapped and misaligned teeth can contribute to a number of dental health problems.
- Tooth Decay: Misaligned teeth are more prone to tooth decay. When the spaces between teeth are closed or overlapped, it becomes very difficult to keep them clean. As plaque and bacteria build up in hard to clean areas, tooth decay can occur.
- Gum Disease: Since misaligned teeth are difficult to clean, they are at much higher risk for gum disease. As with tooth decay, gum disease is caused by bacteria. When disease causing bacteria begin to proliferate at and below the gumline, it creates an ideal environment for periodontal disease, which leads to tooth loss.
- Disproportionate Dental Wear: Your teeth are designed to fit together perfectly. Each tooth is designed to perform a unique function; biting, chewing, tearing. When teeth don’t fit together properly, you might compensate for the malocclusion by biting with your chewing teeth or chewing with your biting teeth. This compensation causes disproportionate wear and tear on your teeth, increasing the incidence of tooth damage, fracture or loss.
- Headaches and Migranes: One of the symptoms often associated with misaligned teeth or malocclusion is frequent headaches or even migranes. When your teeth do not fit together properly, it causes increased stress on your head, facial and neck muscles. Strained and overworked muscles can cause severe headaches and migrane headaches. Correction of your bite and alignment of your teeth can often help eliminate headache symptoms caused by malocclusion.
Contact Us today to schedule your personal consultation and Invisalign assessment.