Crooked or overlapping teeth are more than just a potential source of embarrassment. They can also affect your oral health by changing the stability and function of your bite, which could lead to problems down the road.
Dr. Stacey Hall is a Williamsburg, VA provider offering treatment with two different systems of clear aligners to straighten teeth and prevent a wide range of dental health and cosmetic issues. These systems, Invisalign® and Six Month Smiles® both offer discreet options for achieving healthy, beautiful new smiles for both adults and teens. These systems will gently and discreetly reposition your teeth in 6-18 months, depending on your condition and the system chosen. No matter which option you chose, the aligners are designed to have little impact on your daily activities.
Patients can still enjoy their favorite foods and maintain good oral hygiene with both systems. The aligners are designed to be worn for about 22 hours a day and won’t irritate the gums or sensitive areas of the mouth. The aligners are easy to remove when necessary to clean teeth or when it’s time to swap them out based on your treatment plan.
Even though the teeth are set in place by adulthood, that does not mean you are too old or it’s too late to consider orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth. Many adults have used invisible braces or even traditional braces with positive results. Both systems can be used to treat mild to moderate orthodontic issues, and can also be used to address minor tooth movement after previous orthodontic treatment. However, Invisalign is designed for a longer term of treatment to tackle more serious, orthodontic issues. It can also be used to treat underbite, overbite, and tooth spacing concerns.Six Month Smiles are often used for milder cases.
Straightening crooked or overlapping teeth are more than just a cosmetic concern. Crooked teeth are more likely to be damaged or suffer decay and may lead to other serious dental problems in the future. Serious overbite and underbite issues can also impact dental health by changing the stability of your bite. Plus, teeth that are aligned properly are easier to brush and floss, reducing your chances of decay and plaque buildup.
You deserve to feel confident when you smile! If you’re ready to finally have the beautiful, healthy smile you’ve always wanted, schedule an appointment with Dr. Hall to create your unique treatment plan and discuss budget options for Invisalign or Six Month Smiles. We work with a variety of patients and budgets, so don’t hesitate to contact our Williamsburg, VA office online or by calling 757.216.9873 today.