At Dental Haus, we provide orthodontic treatment for Palm Beach patients.
Invisalign is one of the most sought-after orthodontic treatments.
Orthodontics can be used to fix the alignment of your teeth in a number of different ways. The most common is braces, which are used to gradually move your teeth into the correct position. Invisalign is another option that uses clear aligners to straighten your teeth. There are also several other treatments that can be used depending on your individual needs.
There are several reasons why it’s important to have alignment of your teeth and jaws. Having aligned teeth can improve your oral health, as it’s easier to clean them when they’re in the correct position. This will help to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. And then of course, there’s the aesthetic reasons too.
Correctly aligned jaws can help improve any speech and chewing issues you may be suffering from that originate from misalignment; in addition to headaches, which can often be caused by teeth grinding (bruxism).
The amount of time you need to keep your braces on will depend on the severity of your misalignment. In general, traditional braces can take around 18 to 24 months to achieve the desired results. However, this can vary from person to person. For Invisalign, a typical treatment time is around 12 months, although this can also vary depending on individual needs. Your dentist will be able to provide an indication of time upon assessment and then keep you updated every check-up.
The short answer is no; braces don’t typically hurt. However, you may experience some discomfort when they’re first fitted or when they’re adjusted. This discomfort is usually because your teeth are moving and adjusting to the braces, but it should quickly settle down.
If you ever experience pain, be sure to let your dentist know so they can adjust the braces accordingly.
For Invisalign, you may experience some discomfort when you first put in a new aligner, but this should also settle down quickly.