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If you have put off straightening your teeth because of the embarrassment metal wires and brackets may cause, you don’t need to wait any longer. Dr. Colleran in San Luis Obispo, California can straighten your teeth without the hassle of traditional braces. With the Invisalign clear aligner system your smile will shine all the way through treatment.
If you are enduring any of these common issues:
Invisalign clear aligners can help. Invisalign clear aligners are transparent, comfortable, and can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing. Straighten your teeth comfortably with Invisalign.
The first step in the process is to come in for a consult with Dr. Colleran. If Invisalign is a good option, you will have x-rays, photos, and impressions of your teeth taken in order to develop a custom treatment plan.
Based on your individual treatment plan, a series of clear aligners are made just for you. You will then wear a series of aligners until you achieve the results you want.
You can remove them to eat, brush, and floss. As you replace the aligners your teeth gradually shift. The entire process start to finish usually takes about a year.
There are many benefits to straightening ones smile. Most think that orthodontics is simply a cosmetic solution; however the benefits of correcting bite issues go far beyond aesthetics.
If you are noticing some symptoms of gum disease like swollen, red, and bleeding gums, it may be a result of your teeth being overcrowded or it may be due to gaps between teeth.
When teeth are not straight, the gums surrounding the teeth may be more difficult to keep clean and this can lead to periodontal issues. When teeth are aligned, the gums fit better around the teeth providing the best natural defense against infection.
Other health concerns that may be a result of crooked or misaligned teeth include improper bite, speaking or chewing difficulty, increased wear on the tooth enamel, as well as jaw issues.
Choosing to straighten your smile will not only give you a beautiful straight smile, but will also improve your oral health.
If you are worried about the potential cost of teeth straightening, we want you to know that we are proud to offer our patients in-office financing options so you don’t have to choose between your other responsibilities and your dental health.
*Dr. Colleran is a general dentist offering orthodontic treatment in San Luis Obispo.