By: Dr. Christopher Lim
Posted on: August 29, 2019

In the adult world, there is an unspoken expectation of “beauty,” specifically as it relates to the smile. We typically do not expect to see an adult with crooked, crowded teeth, nor do we expect to see an adult sporting a metallic smile. Understanding this view of beauty, adults whose crooked smiles have not been corrected can end up feeling embarrassed about their appearance.

Teeth straightening for adults offered in our Las Vegas dental office

At Hillside dental in the South Las Vegas area, adults and many teens can discover that orthodontic treatment really isn’t what they may have thought. For the adult, the innovative technology that provides discreet smile straightening is especially welcome. Without correction, self-consciousness can lead one to hide his or her smile, giving the impression that confidence is lacking.

To date, millions of adults have taken advantage of the Invisalign clear aligner system to improve the look of their smile. The more research and development that has gone into this orthodontic method, the better Invisalign has become. Today, adults of all ages are correcting a variety of misalignment issues with treatment that is barely noticed by others.

How can teeth be straightened without braces?

Typically, we think that braces are a necessary part of straightening the smile. What braces do is place pressure on teeth to loosen the hold of the periodontal ligament. Invisalign, made of BPA-free plastic, does the same thing but with strong, clear aligners that look something like a mouth guard. Aligners are so clear and so well formed to the teeth that most people never even notice they are there. At the same time, the teeth notice, and respond to gentle pressure just as they would to brackets and wires.

There are various reasons that our patients choose to achieve their smile goals with Invisalign. The lack of noticeable appliances is at or near the top of the list, followed by the fact that aligners are removable. Having the ability to take aligners out for meals and oral hygiene makes a world of difference in the comfort experienced throughout treatment. Straightening teeth has never been so convenient.

Your smile is important to use. Learn how you can look and feel your best by calling Hillside Dental at 702-666-8584.

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