If a straighter smile is your ultimate goal, there may be some benefits to choosing Invisalign as your orthodontic treatment. Our CCOA dentists discuss some reasons you might choose Invisalign.
If you're concerned about the straightness of your smile, you might be considering orthodontic treatment that may be able to correct misaligned, gapped, or crooked teeth. Our dentists offer Invisalign orthodontic treatment to help straighten patients' teeth, and to help change their overall oral health in the process.
Here are the reasons that you might consider Invisalign aligners as a treatment option.
Invisalign Can Be Difficult To See
If you are concerned about the look of metal braces, then we have good news, Invisalign aligners are difficult to detect once they are on your teeth because they are made of a clear plastic material.
Invisalign Is Removable
Invisalign aligners can help make your orthodontic treatment process a little easier.
For starters, you can take them out to eat, which means that you don’t have to worry about many dietary restrictions. All you have to do is take them out before you eat, and put them back in (after brushing and flossing) once you’re done.
As you can probably guess, the fact that Invisalign aligners are removable makes oral hygiene during your orthodontic treatment straightforward, too. You can take your aligners out and brush and floss just like you normally do.
And cleaning the aligners themselves is also a fairly simple process. When you take them out, wash them gently with mild, clear soap and a soft toothbrush, and then rinse them off. That’s all there is to it!
Invisalign Aligners Are Made Of Smooth Plastic
Invisalign aligners are made of a smooth plastic that is quite comfortable to wear for most patients. Because there are no metal pieces attached to your teeth, you’re unlikely to experience much irritation inside your mouth. That said, you may find they feel a bit tight at first until you get used to them.
Straighter Teeth Are Healthier Teeth
The most important reason to get Invisalign treatment is that straight teeth are healthy teeth.
Misaligned teeth can cause all sorts of oral health problems. They are more difficult to brush and floss properly because they often have deep crevices that a toothbrush or floss can’t properly access. This can increase your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
Over time, misaligned teeth can also contribute to jaw problems. These include TMJ or TMD, pain in the joints, jaw joint clicking and popping, misaligned jaws, inefficient and painful chewing, or the inability to chew effectively.
In other words, undergoing Invisalign treatment can help improve your overall oral health!