Many patients view crooked, crowded, or poorly aligned teeth as cosmetic problems, but there are health issues some serious that should be considered when determining if Invisalign or another tooth straightening dental treatment is called for.
Health conditions such as tooth decay and gum disease can occur due to an inability to reach between teeth for proper cleaning. There is also new evidence to show that poor oral hygiene can also result in digestive and heart health issues as well. Bone loss and jaw pain are also frequent side effects to misaligned teeth, a condition that may get worse over time.
However, the benefits of a perfect smile do not end with just your appearance.
- Crooked teeth can interfere with proper chewing, a problem that is with you at every meal if not confronted.
- Good oral hygiene (such as regular brushing and flossing) can be much more difficult and ineffective with crooked teeth. When your teeth are not straight and evenly spaced, there is a much higher likelihood that there will be hard-to-reach spaces that do not receive the proper treatment from your daily cleaning routine. As a result, unwanted plaque and tartar can build up unnoticed. Over time, this can lead to such serious consequences as Tooth Decay, Gum Disease, or even tooth loss. Since no one enjoys spending time in the dentist’s chair having Root Canals, Fillings, and Oral Surgery, it is important to stay on top of your oral hygiene.
- An abnormal bite can be the result of uneven teeth, a jaw that is out of proportion or misaligned, or both. Crooked teeth can be brought into alignment using traditional metal braces; although they are not used as much today as they have been in the past. More popular currently are the alternatives available which are less noticeable, so that orthodontic patients do not have to sacrifice their looks in the short term to have a beautiful smile foreverInvisalign is a type of removable and virtually invisible aligner that fits over the teeth instead of wire being held in place by brackets. When it comes to considering your options for straight teeth at Enhance Dental, it’s easy to see the Invisalign benefits and clear advantages to improve your smile. The Invisalign System combines advanced 3-D computer graphics technology with 100-year-old science of orthodontics. Invisalign aligners are designed to move your teeth in small steps to the desired final position prescribed by your orthodontist. Each aligner is precisely calibrated and manufactured to fit your mouth at each stage of the treatment plan.
- Your first step is to visit our office to determine if Invisalign is right for you. After sending precise treatment instructions, Invisalign uses advanced computer technology to translate these instructions in a sequence of finely calibrated aligners as few as 12 or as many as 48. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks and only taken out to eat, brush and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next, your teeth will begin to move gradually week-by-week until the final alignment prescribed is attained. Then you’ll be smiling like you never have before! Invisalign.