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How to Get a Straighter Smile

Would you love a straighter smile but don’t know where to start? West Bowmanville Family Dental is here to help, as we have some excellent cosmetic dentistry treatments to give you a straighter smile you have always desired. Thanks to the introduction of nearly invisible braces, there’s been a considerable increase in the number of adults seeking to straighten up their teeth. One of the most popular orthodontic systems worldwide is called Invisalign which utilizes the very latest computerized technologies.

An Invisible Brace That Is Easy to Use
Unlike traditional metal braces that are highly visible and tricky to keep clean, Invisalign uses clear BPA-free plastic aligners that fit tightly over your teeth, forming a thin skin that is virtually invisible. Each aligner is custom-designed, applying gentle pressure to precisely move your teeth into positions identified in your treatment plan. All you must do is to wear each set of aligners for at least 22 hours each day, ideally only removing them when you want to eat or for brushing and flossing. The lovely thing about Invisalign is that it is super-easy to use, causing minimal disruption to everyday life. You won’t need to use any special tools to clean around fixed braces, and there is no need to change your diet to avoid hard or sticky foods that could damage the brackets and wires of traditional braces.

Get a Sneak Preview before You Begin Treatment
Another particularly nice thing about choosing Invisalign in Clarington is that you’ll get to see a computer 3-D simulation showing how your teeth will look once straightened. You can view your new straighter smile before you even wear your very first aligner! It’s quite an exciting moment and especially because you will clearly see the effectiveness of wearing braces.

Enjoy Predictable Results
The results provided by Invisalign are highly predictable because every single tooth movement is precisely planned, using the very latest computerized technology. However, we do ask that you use the aligners as directed as failing to wear them properly could delay or disrupt your treatment.

Your Teeth Might Be Easier to Keep Clean
Do you find it difficult to brush and floss properly because your teeth are overcrowded or overlapping? Invisalign may solve this problem, and once your teeth are straighter, then you should find brushing and flossing is a breeze. Of course, when you can keep your teeth clean more easily, it can help to reduce your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Improved dental health can be a great side-effect of having a straighter smile!

A More Conservative Approach to Teeth Straightening
Another way to straighten up your smile is to opt for porcelain veneers which are a fantastic treatment. However, it is necessary for our dentist in Newcastle to carefully remove a small amount of tooth structure in preparation for placing veneers. Porcelain veneers are an excellent solution if you have teeth that are cracked or slightly worn, or which are discoloured and won’t respond to teeth whitening. However, if your teeth are generally an attractive shape but are merely out of alignment, straightening them with Invisalign is a more conservative approach, preserving teeth that are healthy and strong.

Once your teeth are straighter, then it is always possible to selectively place veneers on any teeth that will really benefit. Teeth whitening in Bowmanville can make a great finishing touch, providing you with a healthy, bright and straighter smile.

Would you like to learn more? Contact us to arrange your consultation.

Aug 17, 2018 by

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