By: Dr. Christopher Lim
Posted on: August 29, 2019
Correcting the alignment of the smile as well as the bite is a common request from patients who visit Dr. Christopher Lim and his team at Hillside Dental. Patients in the Las Vegas, NV area want to learn more about the ways in which they can do so without traditional braces. Many patients avoid braces because of their appearance. These metal brackets and wires cover the smile and can be a source of embarrassment, especially for adults.
There have been many advances in the development of orthodontic alternatives. In fact, patients now have the option to enjoy treatment and realignment of the teeth without brackets and wires. Patients can choose an option called Invisalign which is available at Hillside Dental.
Invisalign is a popular treatment for a number of reasons. First, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligner trays. They are worn day and night over the dental arch to gently reposition the teeth. This eliminates the need for brackets and wires. Another reason it is popular is because it can be used to improve the alignment of the teeth near the front of the mouth and address the bite. This means that patients with cross bite, overbite, or under bite can see dramatic improvement.
However, Invisalign is not for everyone. It is essential that patients visit their dentist at Hillside Dental to discuss whether this treatment is best for their specific needs. Invisalign provides targeted improvement for patients with mild to moderate misalignment of the teeth. Mild cases take less time to achieve desired results than moderate cases. Patients who have severe misalignment may still be referred to an orthodontist for further evaluation. Both teenagers and adults can enjoy treatment with Invisalign.
An evaluation to determine candidacy is highly recommended before considering the benefits of Invisalign. We recommend contacting Hillside Dental to find out more. We can be reached by calling 702-666-8584. During this appointment, patients are evaluated to find out if they are viable candidates for Invisalign or other orthodontic alternatives to straighten the teeth and enhance the natural beauty of the smile.