The benefits of having properly aligned teeth extend far beyond a more beautiful smile. According to the American Dental Association, straightening your teeth can significantly improve your overall dental health. With Invisalign treatment we are able to give you a confident smile and reduce your risk for tooth decay and gum disease at the same time.
Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment
Health Benefits of Straight Teeth
Healthier Teeth and Gums
Red, swollen gums can be the result of having teeth that are too crowded together. The inflammation causing this is also a major sign of periodontal disease. Properly aligned teeth help the gums fit better around the teeth, allowing for the strongest defense against plaque and bacteria. Invisalign gently and gradually moves your teeth into the proper position using clear aligners instead of metal brackets and wires. The biggest problem with braces is removing all the food and plaque that collects around the brackets and wires. This often leads to red inflamed gums and can eventually cause tooth decay. With Invisalign treatment, the aligners are removable, so it’s easy to continue your normal brushing and flossing routine.
Your Invisalign clear aligners are custom-made for you with the highest degree of precision. The aligners are almost invisible and they fit tightly over your teeth. Each aligner shifts your teeth slightly, by using the right amount of force in the right place at the right time. When you change to your next set of aligners your teeth gradually move into position, following a custom treatment plan mapped out digitally by Dr. Pollard. In order for Invisalign to work, the aligners must be worn for at least 22 hours per day. Besides removing your aligners for eating or cleaning your teeth, the aligners must remain in your mouth.