Invisalign and Your Oral Health

With the many options for straightening teeth today it can be an overwhelming decision on which treatment will fit your lifestyle best. Invisalign offers a revolutionary approach to treatment without the hassle of brackets and wires bonded to your teeth.  The aligners are clear smooth plastic, which allow  all you the convenience of orthodontic treatment without interfering with your appearance.  As your treatment progresses you will gain an increased confidence for how you look and feel.  Invisalign not only improves the esthetics of your smile, it also is beneficial to your teeth, gums and body health. 

    When teeth are in poor alignment, it makes it more difficult for patients to properly care for their teeth and gums. Invisalign uses small movements that gradually realigns teeth and improves gum health and periodontal (unhealthy) pockets.   Your smile is a window to your overall health.  The condition of your teeth and gums reveal to others how you take care of yourself.  The mouth contains harmful bacteria that can cause tooth decay and gum disease, bad breath, painful sores, and sometimes tooth loss in favorable conditions.  A big obstacle faced with traditional orthodontics is removing trapped food and plaque between fixed brackets, wires, and bands. Without proper oral hygiene, including brushing and flossing, many people experience an increase of dental caries and/or unhealthy gums. Invisalign allows you to remove your aligners for ease during brushing and flossing, so you can be assured you are maintaining optimal dental health.  

 Not only do  Invisalign aligners make oral hygiene easier, throughout the course of treatment they correctly align the teeth to correct malocclusion, speech difficulties, TMJ soreness (in some cases), as well as reduces increased wear from poor occlusion.  The American Dental Association  has shown that poor oral hygiene not only leads to intraoral disease, but more serious conditions as stroke, heart disease, and diabetes. 

  When you decide to change your smile, you not only change your physical appearance, you change your overall health and increase your confidence.