My Teeth Have Shifted Since My Braces Were Removed. Can Invisalign Fix This Problem?
If you’ve had braces before, you probably have enjoyed having straight, perfect teeth for a while. After you’re done with the process, it’s likely that your dentist gave you a retainer with strict instructions to wear it at all times or overnight. This guideline was a preventive effort to keep your straight teeth aligned and prevent them from moving back to their original position. However, it’s normal that you may have forgotten to wear your retainer, or over time your teeth have just been stubborn and moved back on their own. Now you have crooked teeth again, and you’re wondering: Is there any way I can get my teeth back the way they were?
At Redondo Beach Dental Group, we offer a less invasive, effective way to straighten your teeth. Instead of going through the entire metal braces process again, we can treat you with Invisalign. For Manhattan Beach patients that are not as familiar with this treatment, it’s understandable to want to know more about it before committing to this process.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign is a way to fix your teeth over time by using custom-made, clear trays that go over your teeth. Instead of using metal and wires to move your teeth together slowly, you can use these trays that will lay over your teeth and look very natural. What happens is your teeth will be pushed in a certain direction with these trays that will result in a faster treatment that aligns your teeth. In addition to fixing crooked teeth, Invisalign also treats overbites and underbites as well as gapped teeth.
Why Choose Invisalign Over Braces Again?
Metal braces are a very effective way of straightening your teeth. However, at Redondo Beach Dental Group we offer an easier alternative that is just as effective. Using our 3D iTero Technology, we can offer our Manhattan Beach patients a faster timeline to fix their teeth, rather than going the traditional route of braces. On top of that, because of the clear trays, Invisalign isn’t as aesthetically unappealing as braces. The cleaning process is also a lot easier when you are using Invisalign. When you have braces, it’s very difficult to floss and brush properly. Invisalign is an easier, preferred choice of aligning your teeth.
Moving forward with Invisalign
If you have noticed that your teeth have shifted a bit since when your braces first came off, we highly recommend considering Invisalign. There’s no need to put yourself through the annoyance of braces again when there is a less invasive process that can provide faster results. We just want the best for our Manhattan Beach patients, and that includes providing the best treatments possible.
If you have more questions about Invisalign and how it can help, feel free to give our office a call at any time. Our Manhattan Beach professionals would love to speak with you and address any concerns you may have.