Teeth straightening is becoming one of the most popular and sought-after cosmetic dentistry treatments.  Traditionally, getting braces has been considered a straightening treatment for tweens and teenagers, but more and more adults these days are interested in improving their smiles.  Whether it’s for cosmetic reasons, improved dental health, or a combination of both, getting a straighter smile can not only improve your self-confidence, but can help to prevent or treat issues such as gum disease, TMJ, and tooth decay.

The question then becomes how long does it take to fix crooked teeth?  Treatment with traditional metal braces can take up to two years.  If you’re looking for a quicker fix because you want that perfect Kodak moment at an upcoming wedding, or you’re thinking about those graduation pictures at the end of your senior year, you’ll want to consider some of the newer options for correcting crooked teeth.

Clear aligners such as Invisalign are one of the best ways to fix teeth fast and are becoming one of the most popular options for straightening teeth.  However, not everyone is a candidate for this type of orthodonture.

Well — how crooked are they?

If you ask your dentist the question of how long it will take to fix your crooked it teeth, he or she will tell you that it depends on the severity of the problems.  In cases involving severely crooked teeth, large gaps and alignment problems, the more traditional metal braces are most likely the best option.  Additionally, if there are issues with your back teeth or if there is a need to rotate teeth or move them vertically, braces may be better for you.

Invisalign is a great treatment option for individuals with more common issues such as overbites, underbites, crossbites, crowded and/or gapped teeth.  The clear aligners are comfortable to wear, easy to use, and are very effective for straightening teeth and improving your smile without the pain and discomfort of traditional metal braces.

Invisalign aligners are removable which makes for easier cleaning and allow you to eat whatever food you want vs. braces which are hard to brush and floss and have restrictions on what types of food you can eat.

Much faster than you thought

If you’re feeling that it’s time to fix your crooked teeth and are wondering if Invisalign is the right treatment option for you, then it’s time to talk to Dr. Alexie Aguil, Invisalign dentist at Exquisite Dentistry in West Hollywood.  Our mission is to create that perfect smile for you or to enhance the one that you already have.

One of the best ways to fix your smile is by choosing Invisalign.  Using this new teeth straightening technology, we will fit you with a custom-made series of aligners, specifically designed to shift your teeth into more ideal positions.

Schedule a consultation with Exquisite Dentistry today find out if you’re a candidate for Invisalign.