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When it comes to orthodontic treatment, many adult patients resist the option due to the hassles and embarrassment associated with traditional metal braces.

There are many cosmetic and dental health concerns that can be addressed with orthodontics and South Florida cosmetic dentist Dr. Charles Nottingham often recommends treatment with Invisalign clear braces for patients who can benefit from mild to moderate orthodontia.

Invisalign offers many benefits for patients, especially adults, and can effectively treat teeth that are crooked, misaligned, cross bite, over bite and under bite.

Invisalign: How Does It Work?

Dr. Nottingham will begin the process by taking impressions of your teeth that will be used to create custom molded clear retainers for your treatment. The retainers will gently and gradually move your teeth into the desired position for a beautiful, comfortable smile. The number of retainers and length of your treatment will depend on the problem being addressed and the desired outcome.

During your treatment, the retainers can be removed daily for brushing and flossing to reduce the risk of tooth decay and staining. With Invisalign, there are no dietary restrictions, no soft tissue irritation and no one has to know that you are wearing braces!

Crooked teeth can often lead to more than just an embarrassing smile- they can be the underlying cause of dental health problems down the road. Teeth that are crooked and/or misaligned are difficult to clean efficiently, raising the risk of tooth decay and the need for future restorative dentistry to maintain oral health. They can also cause the bite to be imbalanced, irritating the jaw joints and leading to bite problems such as TMJ.

Ready for a natural looking, comfortable and healthy smile? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Nottingham and learn more about how cosmetic dental treatments like Invisalign can enhance your smile AND your oral health.