Teeth straightening for Westfield area patients with Invisalign

The third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey reported that only approximately 35% of adults have well-aligned teeth. This leaves a relatively large portion of patients in America who may need treatment for straightening their teeth. Dr. Thomas C. Streko of Westfield believes that teeth straightening can help with not only the function of the smile, but the beauty. When patients are interested in addressing malocclusion, they may be advised to consider a treatment known as Invisalign.

Invisalign is an orthodontic service that uses clear aligner trays to achieve a more attractive appearance—while being discreet throughout treatment. Dr. Thomas C. Streko describes Invisalign as aligner tray therapy to many of his patients. This method avoids the use of metal brackets and wires and instead focuses on using plastic trays that enhance the alignment of the smile gradually over many months. This is done by creating a series of trays that fit over the dental arch and they are worn for two weeks at a time to achieve better alignment of the teeth and bite.

Dr. Thomas C. Streko believes that patients with mild to moderate misalignment of the smile may be the idea candidate for Invisalign. Patients must also understand that compliance is key to achieve desired results. Each tray should be worn for two weeks, day and night, to gently reposition the teeth and allow patients to see the improvement they desire. Noncompliance will delay the results and may require additional trays (therefore additional cost) to achieve the desired look.

Invisalign has many benefits. It is affordable, safe, and effective. It can provide teenagers and adults with a way of straightening the smile that doesn't make them feel self-conscious or embarrassed about improving their alignment in the same way metal bracket and wire braces can. Invisalign also helps in maintaining dental health since the trays are easily removed for brushing and flossing.

If you live in or around the area of Westfield and want to learn more about Invisalign therapy, contact Dr. Thomas C. Streko today to book a consultation visit with him and his team. We can make recommendations regarding the best cosmetic treatments for enhancing the smile, whether it's orthodontic treatment or even the placement of porcelain veneers to hide minor imperfections.