Invisalign® Can Help Prevent Possible Dental Complications from Misaligned Teeth

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Growing older often comes with a myriad of physical changes in your body. This can sometimes include changes in your oral structure related to a latent gum disease issues or the previous loss of a tooth. This could potentially change the alignment of your teeth.

Beyond the aesthetic complications of an unattractive smile, misaligned teeth are also at increased risk of suffering from dental attrition and varying dental fractures. Once tooth enamel has been compromised in this way, the affected teeth could be at increased risk of suffering from severe tooth decay.

If you only have minor deviations in the alignment of your teeth Dr. Joshua Burton might be able to correct the problem with Invisalign®. This popular brand of clear plastic aligners is designed to gradually correct the position of your misaligned teeth.

You will need to switch out to a new set of aligners at two-week intervals. Each set will gradually move your teeth a little closer to their ideal position.

To effectively fit your for Invisalign® Dr. Joshua Burton will examine your teeth to determine the number of aligners needed to correct the position of your teeth.

Dr. Joshua Burton will then prepare a detailed impression of your teeth. It will be sent to a special Invisalign® laboratory where orthodontic technicians will develop a series of custom aligner trays.

You will need to keep Invisalign® in your mouth for 20 to 22 hours each day to maximize the realignment effect. With proper use, you should expect to meet your alignment goals with three to four sets of aligners.  

While you have Invisalign® in your mouth, you can drink normally. Yet, you will need to remove them before you eating You should never smoke or chew gum while the aligners are in your mouth. When you’re not wearing them, you should keep the aligners in the case provided.

If you are in the Marietta, Georgia, area and you are interested in Invisalign® you should call 770-973-4034 to schedule to set up a consultation at Burton Dental Care.