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How Invisalign® Treatment Works

June 22, 2018
How Invisalign® Treatment Works

Malocclusion, or tooth misalignment, affects millions of people to varying degrees. In some cases, it’s minor enough that it can be corrected with a series of custom-made porcelain veneers. In others, the misalignment can be serious enough to require orthodontic braces. For many cases that fall in the middle, the best solution is a series of Invisalign® clear aligners. Unlike braces, the aligners can realign crooked teeth that are too misaligned for cosmetic improvement while still helping you retain the confidence and comfort that aren’t possible with traditional braces.

The Innovative Design of Clear Aligners

Invisalign® clear aligners are designed with several goals in mind. For instance, the most important goal is to successfully and gently realign your teeth to improve your smile’s appearance and your bite’s function. They do this through their innovative, custom design. Each aligner is shaped to precisely guide teeth through a certain degree of movement, and as you progress through them, this movement continues with each new aligner. By the time your last aligner is ready to be removed, your teeth will be straighter, more attractive, and more functional than ever.

The Benefits of Invisalign® Treatment

Besides straightening crooked teeth, which vastly improves your bite function and overall oral health, the benefits of Invisalign® include the comfort of being able to remove your aligners before eating or brushing and flossing your teeth. They also remain discreet; each aligner is virtually invisible thanks to the advanced, clear plastic that it’s made of. Even as you wear your aligners throughout the day, your treatment can remain completely discreetly to everyone else.

Ask if Invisalign® Treatment Can Work for You

With their high versatility and unmatched convenience, Invisalign® could be the best way to straighten your crooked teeth. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation, call Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-427-4018.