Although most people associate orthodontics with teenagers or kids, the fact is that no matter what your stage of life may be, you can benefit from a straight smile. After all, straighter teeth will make you feel more confident and give you a better sense of self-esteem. But what’s even more important is that straight teeth will be healthier teeth. When your teeth strike each other at improper angles, the enamel can be worn off which can contribute to tooth decay.
As an adult you may not feel comfortable with a mouthful of metal. While braces may not look out of place in high school, you may want to maintain a more professional look in work or social situations. The beauty of the Invisalign® system is that it will allow you straighten your teeth, and no one else need ever know.
The Invisalign system uses a series of plastic aligners to move your teeth horizontally and vertically; and they can even rotate your teeth, to give you the smile of your dreams. The aligners fit snugly against your teeth and are practically invisible to other people. You will change them out once a week, and you only have to remove them to eat, and to brush and floss. They can be cleaned simply by rinsing them with lukewarm water. With braces, you have to watch your diet to make sure that you do not damage your braces, or get pieces of food lodged in them. With the Invisalign aligners, you can continue to enjoy the foods you love.
If the time has come to straighten your teeth, and you would like to know more about the Invisalign system, our dentists, Dr. Hu Zhao and Dr. Andy Kusumo will be happy to see you for an exam and a consultation. If you live in the city, state area and would like to make an appointment at Sunshine Dental Group you can call 626.579.4274. Let’s get you started on the smile you’ve always wanted!