Crooked teeth can be a factor that contributes to lower self-esteem. People who suffer from malocclusion see celebrities on television with perfect smiles and wish they were able to flaunt teeth that are just as straight and sparkly.
Malocclusion is not just an aesthetic concern. Various independent studies show that malocclusion can lead to TMJ problems, if it is left untreated. This is why dreaming of straighter teeth is not just a quest for the vain, but for people who wish to attain over-all health and well-being.
I Don't Want To Be A Metal Mouth
Traditional braces provide patients with straighter teeth. However, people who are well out of the teen to young adult age bracket may feel conscious about sporting a metal mouth. There are also certain individuals who are allergic to the components of traditional braces. Now that does not mean that one has to trudge onward with the teeth he or she is born with. There is another option.
Why More People Choose Invisalign
Invisalign is gaining popularity in the Philippines. This corrective apparatus looks almost like a mouthgard but is thinner and more or less inconspicuous. Unless traditional braces, it is made of a clear material that is custom-made to mold into the patient's tooth structures, providing adequate resistance to promote tooth movement.
This orthodontic apparatus fixes a wide range of bite problems including crossbite, underbite, overbite and minimal crowding. Invisalign aligners are precision-made using a machine that starts by plotting tooth movements. Therefore, a patient has to change aligners every few weeks to improve his or her occlusion.
Why Choose Aligners?
Aligners are removable. Patients have to take them off when they eat and thus, they can indulge in their favorite crunchy and sticky food, those that are prohibited when one has traditional braces. However, for the movement to take effect, it would be best to wear the apparatus for 22 hours each day.
With regard to price, it might seem more expensive than traditional braces. But if one were to consider the cost of replacing elastic bands, missing brackets and broken molar bands, one would realize that there isn't much of a price difference.
Invisalign has gained popularity in the Philippines in the last half decade, with more people forgoing the usual metal-mouth and opting for inconspicuous aligners. If you want to know more about this revolutionary treatment option, visit a licensed Invisalign dentist today!
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