Crooked, misaligned teeth can have a negative impact your appearance and overall oral health. At Bello Dental Associates, with locations in Davie and Hialeah, Florida, Dr. Jenny Bello offers the groundbreaking Invisalign® orthodontic system, a hassle-free alternative to metal braces. Call or book a consultation online to learn whether you're a candidate for Invisalign.
Having crooked teeth can affect you in many ways. The process of straightening your teeth might seem daunting, but with advances in dentistry and technology, it has become easier and remains worthwhile.
Here are some reasons to straighten your teeth:
Boost self-esteem - Getting your teeth straightened means no more having to hide crooked teeth. With a mouthful of straight, pearly whites, you’ll want to show off that smile, and you’ll feel new and revitalized.
Clearer speech - Crooked, misaligned teeth can cause speech impediments, so straightening your teeth can improve your clarity of speech.
Healthier teeth - Having crooked teeth causes trouble chewing and increases the likelihood of tooth decay and gum disease. Straight teeth are easier to clean, are less likely to get chipped, and are more likely to lead to long-term overall oral health.
Improved appearance - Straight teeth improve your facial structure and contribute to better looks.
One popular method for straightening teeth is Invisalign, a treatment that involves the use of removable clear aligners. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners aren't attached to your teeth and don’t dramatically alter your appearance.
Invisalign aligners are made of a proprietary material that gently shifts your teeth into place. The clear aligners, which you exchange for a new set every week, fit snugly over your teeth. The aligners work best for teens and adults. Dr. Bello develops a customized monitoring plan to oversee your progress.
Dr. Bello recommends Invisalign for teens and adults who are self-conscious about the appearance of traditional braces. Also, Invisalign aligners are more convenient, as they're typically less painful and inconvenient. She offers Invisalign for conditions such as:
Invisalign offers several benefits that make it a more attractive option than regular braces for many teens and adults. Some of those benefits include:
Clear material - Often, people can’t even tell you are wearing braces
Removable aligners - You can take them out and eat what you want and brush and floss like normal, something you can’t do with regular braces.
More time in between checkups - With Invisalign, you only need checkups every six weeks, as opposed to every four-weeks with traditional braces. Fewer appointments save you time and money.