In today’s new environment, we are accustomed to wearing masks when social distancing is not possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyday norms and way of life has certainly been disrupted. Our smiles, being behind these facial coverings, are now hidden from everyone we encounter. For some, that may be a chance to hide imperfections within their smiles.
However, we are being asked by a growing number of patients for cosmetic consultations. When we ask our patients why now, they tell us that now, more than ever, they are in front of a computer on Zoom meetings with their colleagues for work. They see those imperfections more often than ever before and want to do something about it.
A treatment option that many of our patients have been utilizing to improve their smiles, their oral and overall health is Invisalign® clear aligner therapy. Invisalign® helps our patients have straighter and healthier teeth without the inconveniences of traditional brackets and wires. Because it is virtually invisible and comfortable, no one has to know you are in treatment. When it is time to eat, you simply remove the aligners and enjoy all your favorite foods with no restrictions!
Invisalign® can help treat a wide range of conditions such as crowding, spacing, deep bites, open bites, cross bites, and other forms of misaligned teeth. This not only helps give you a more beautiful and symmetrical smile, but it also helps your teeth remain healthier longer by eliminating periodontal disease, dental cavities, and chipping/wear due to the un-natural forces caused by improper bites.
At Smile Loft Westwood, our office is at the forefront of dental technology and advancements to help you achieve the smile you deserve. We utilize the latest dental equipment to analyze, plan, and complete the treatment you need. One such tool in our office is the iTero Element 3D digital oral scanner. With this sophisticated scanner taking 6,000 images per minute, we can eliminate the need for uncomfortable goopy impressions and achieve a highly accurate model of your mouth in just a few minutes. This scan can be used to give you a simulation of what your teeth will look like after Invisalign as well as many other applications to restore teeth that may need veneers, crowns, bridges, implants, whitening trays, night and sports guards, etc.