If you have crooked teeth in California, there are a number of good reasons to have them straightened. Of course, the obvious one is to improve your smile so you don’t have to hide your teeth, but crooked teeth can also cause a number of health problems. Because crooked teeth are difficult to clean, it increases the risk of tooth decay. Improper cleaning can also lead to gum disease, which is a leading cause of losing teeth in adults.
Having your teeth straightened need not necessarily require braces. They often can be improved with a much less invasive treatment. The Invisalign® system uses what are called clear acrylic aligners that are effective for mild to moderate tooth misalignment cases. It concentrates on the appearance of your smile and can create a more appealing smile quicker than other clear aligners and braces. Unlike braces, you can take them out to eat, clean the aligners and to brush and floss your teeth. Because the aligners are made from clear acrylic, they are practically invisible.
The most obvious difference between aligners and braces is that aligners are much less visible than braces and attract less attention. Adults may feel self-conscious about wearing braces, so this makes aligners popular with adults in California.
A consultation with our team is the best way to learn the best way to address your crooked teeth. We offer a variety of options, including traditional braces, and we are here to help you find the best option for you and your lifestyle. We also welcome younger patients.
Crooked teeth can be addressed with many options depending on your cosmetic goals and your oral health. To learn more, contact us today at Unique Orthodontics and schedule your consultation at one of our California offices. We proudly serve you from Clovis, Fresno, and Madera.