Invisalign clear aligners – the easy, no-braces way to effectively straighten your teeth in Hanford CA
Invisalign is a perfect fit for the Hanford Family Dental Center and its mission of providing general and cosmetic dentistry for the whole family. By getting your teeth to fit together as they should, Invisalign Clear Aligners in Hanford CA at the office of Dr. Nikunj Raiyani, not only make your smile look better, but they also help to address or prevent complications associated with crooked and crowded teeth. Through the years, Invisalign’s technology has evolved so that complex bite-related problems can also be treated effectively and promptly. Invisalign is appropriate (and appreciated) by both conscientious teens and busy, professional adults alike; no one has to know you are straightening your teeth besides you and your dentist! Invisalign owes its straightening ability to dental appliances (“trays”) made from smooth, see-through plastic and customized to fit your mouth snugly yet comfortably.
Unlike traditional silver-colored braces that are noticeable in your smile, Invisalign aligner trays are transparent. Your friends, co-workers, bosses, and others can’t see them when you open your mouth. So, not only does Invisalign correct cosmetic issues, but the treatment is cosmetic by nature because it doesn’t require unnatural, bulky-looking, and hard-to-miss wires and brackets to precisely reposition teeth and correct bite problems. Hanford Family Dental believes it’s not enough to get the results or outcomes you want from cosmetic or restorative treatment. It’s also important to have a stress-free, no-hassle experience throughout treatment.
Invisalign for a better-looking (and healthier!) smile
Crooked teeth can make you want to hide your smile. But problems transcend the cosmetic. Misalignment or malocclusion can place excessive stress on teeth that are not designed to withstand such pressure. The result is often chipped, cracked teeth that are susceptible to a foremost cause of tooth loss: decay.
Your upper teeth should slightly overlap your lower teeth when you close your mouth. When your upper or lower teeth jut out too far, you have an overbite or underbite. The stress caused by such bite problems is associated with Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) symptoms. Your teeth are part of a larger system of interconnected joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves, and other tissues and structures. Should one part be thrown out-of-whack, it can affect the entire system and its ability to function healthily. In turn, if you have malocclusion, you may experience some problems that interfere with your quality of life, including:
- Pain in the face, neck, shoulders, and back
- The ringing of the ears
- Difficulty or discomfort when chewing food
There are also practical problems associated with misaligned teeth. You may have difficulty flossing between crowded teeth. Inadequate oral hygiene leads to dental decay and gum disease, and researchers have also linked oral health problems to systemic illnesses. Braces have traditionally posed challenges to oral hygiene because patients can’t remove them for thorough cleaning – the brackets and wires get in the way.
Invisalign aligner trays can be removed for brushing, flossing, and no-hassle eating. You can keep your teeth and gums healthy throughout treatment. Plus, you don’t have to stop eating the crunchy or sticky foods that you love out of the fear of breaking the wires, which may also rub against the inside of your mouth and cause sores.
To effectively straighten your teeth, it’s important to wear the aligner trays as directed. During a consultation with you, Dr. Raiyani will discuss how long you should wear the trays each day, how to care for your aligners and the fact that several of these aligners are required for treatment to progress (each tray corresponds with a different stage of your treatment). Call (559) 530-8080 to schedule your visit at Hanford Family Dental Center.