Have you noticed your bottom front teeth crowding? Do you have crooked teeth or spacing between your teeth? These are common types of malocclusion. Malocclusion means “bad bite”. Side effects of malocclusion are more serious than simply having a less than ideal smile. Crooked and crowded teeth complicate routine brushing and flossing, hastening tooth decay, gum disease and even tooth losss. Malocclusion can also interfere with chewing and speaking, cause abnormal wear to tooth enamel, and lead to painful jaw problems such as TMJ.
Fortunately, there are amazing solutions available to people suffering from malocclusion. Life Smile Dentistry are proud providers of Invisalign®. Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.The entire process usually takes between 12 and 18 months.
Please take a minute to learn about some of these issues by watching the video below: