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Straighten Your Teeth Under the Radar with Invisalign

Smiling happens during moments of joy, which is part of sharing that joy with others. It can also benefit your health by improving your mood, reducing stress, lowering blood pressure, and improving your immune system. 

You can use it to stay positive and seem more confident. Unfortunately, misaligned teeth (malocclusions or bad bites) can make you hide your smile.

Correcting malocclusions takes time. Traditional dental braces are an effective but highly visible way to restore misaligned teeth. Clear aligners provided by Invisalign® are more discreet. Keep reading to learn more about the process.

If you live in Mamaroneck, New York, or Stamford, Connecticut, and are dealing with misaligned teeth or other dental problems affecting your smile, Dr. Gennadiy Kravets and our dedicated dental team at All Bright Dental can help.

Defining malocclusion

When you close your mouth, both sets of teeth should rest together, with the upper set slightly overlapping the lower. Malocclusions occur when your teeth don't fit together. That could include improper spacing, teeth facing the wrong way, or your upper and lower teeth not closing correctly.

Malocclusions have many causes, including the following: 

Depending on the severity of your misalignment, you can experience symptoms like difficulty biting or chewing, problems biting into food, or speech difficulties. 

How Invisalign helps

Invisalign aligner trays are made with a transparent thermoplastic called SmartTrack. They slowly push misaligned teeth back into place over a period of up to a year and a half. 

Unlike traditional braces that are quite visible, Invisalign uses a series of trays custom fit to your teeth. They are transparent and can be removed for eating, cleaning, and brushing your teeth. Therefore, you can improve your malocclusions without drawing attention to yourself. 

The Invisalign process

This treatment starts with a mold or 3D image of your teeth, so we map the process and determine what your smile will look like after treatment. 

You will start with an initial aligner tray and periodically switch them as your teeth slowly move into their proper position. Your aligners should be worn 22 hours daily, and treatment usually takes 9-18 months. 

After treatment, you’ll need a retainer made of the same material to preserve your results, which you’ll wear for around three months all day and every night afterward.

Regardless of the type of malocclusion, Invisalign and other solutions are available. If you’re ready to learn more, make an appointment with Dr. Kravets and our team at All Bright Dental today.

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