Invisalign has emerged as a near-perfect solution for repositioning wayward and improperly spaced teeth. The merits of Invisalign treatment extend beyond merely producing a gorgeous smile. Invisalign aligners promote optimal oral health, can be removed with ease and allow you to eat the foods you love. Let’s take a closer look at the numerous benefits of Invisalign treatment.
Invisalign Aligners Reduce Your Chances of Gum Disease
If your teeth are improperly spaced or overcrowded, you are that much more likely to end up with gum disease at some point in the future. Alternatively, if the teeth are positioned exactly where they should be, the gums will fit nice and firm around the teeth, creating a robust barrier against infections.
Invisalign Corrects Bite Issues
Invisalign remedies everything from overbites to underbites and open bites. Overbites, also referred to as an overjet, occurs when the upper teeth protrude beyond those at the bottom. This condition typically results from underdeveloped bones, genetics, and poor oral health. An underbite is present when the lower teeth move beyond those at the top. Underbites result from insufficient upper jaw growth, lower jaw overgrowth or a combination of both. Missing additional teeth will also lead to an underbite.
Underbites and overbites must be corrected with Invisalign or an array of oral health problems will manifest in due time. Underbites and overbites cause everything from gum irritation to wear along the lower teeth, joint issues, a painful jaw, and tooth dysfunction. Invisalign can prevent/correct all of these problems and then some.
Invisalign Eliminates Open Bites
Open bites are characterized by upper/lower teeth that cannot make physical contact with those they face. Open bites are commonly caused by excessive thumb-sucking and/or an oddly-formed jaw. Fail to have your open bite corrected with Invisalign or another solution and you will end up with pain while chewing and/or a speech impairment.
An Effective Solution for Crossbite
Crossbites occur when the lower and upper jaws are misaligned. This condition leads to one or multiple upper teeth biting the inside portion of the lower teeth. Crossbite can occur along the front of the mouth as well as the sides. If you suspect you have a Crossbite or if your dentist states so, Invisalign is the answer.
If there is not enough room in the jaw for the teeth to fit properly, they will become overcrowded. Overcrowded teeth are a problem beyond their unsightliness. Overcrowded teeth are a problem as they cause tooth decay, gum disease, the buildup of plaque and even worse. If your overcrowded teeth are neglected, there is the possibility they will endure deep cracking. Do not let this happen! Meet with your dentist for a full mouth analysis and Invisalign aligners.
Invisalign Provides an Important Confidence Boost
Patients plagued by overcrowded or crooked teeth often suffer from low self-confidence. These patients are sometimes hesitant to smile wide, laugh or even eat in front of others. This is no way to live life! Self-confidence is especially important for young people who are hyper-aware of their physical appearance and searching for a romantic flame. Opt for Invisalign treatment and your crooked or improperly spaced teeth will gradually shift to the proper positions. It might take upwards of a year or so for the transition to occur yet it is well worth this comparably brief wait. There is no reason to live the rest your life with a flawed smile when Invisalign is available. Straighten your teeth with Invisalign and you will have the confidence you need to be yourself when interacting with others, smile, laugh, talk and eat without worrying about how your teeth look.
Invisalign is Painless and Comparably Fast
Invisalign is easy, painless and quick. Braces require at least the same length of time as Invisalign aligners to straighten teeth. In most cases, braces take longer to move the teeth into the ideal positions. Invisalign is a non-invasive procedure that proves more comfortable than other options. Thanks to the use of 3D digital scans, it is no longer necessary to take traditional tooth impressions. This is fantastic news for those who have a considerable strong gag reaction. Furthermore, digital imaging is not as intrusive as traditional X-rays. The icing on the cake is the use of computer-aided design (CAD) dental technology creates an open environment that combats claustrophobia.
A Convenient and Comfortable Solution
Invisalign aligners1 are incredibly popular as they are highly effective and quite comfortable compared to conventional braces. Aligners shift the teeth into the ideal position in a gradual manner. There is no need to use those ugly wires or brackets required by traditional dental braces. This is the comfortable, convenient and low-maintenance tooth-straightening solution you have been dreaming of.
Invisalign Aligners are not Eyesores
Regular braces are quite unsightly. If you take the braces route, you will be self-conscious about your smile until your teeth eventually straighten a year or two later. The better approach is to use translucent Invisalign aligners comprised of medical grade polyurethane. This material is nearly completely invisible. You will be able to open your mouth in front of others and they won’t know you are using any type of aligner to beautify your smile.
Invisalign Aligners are Removable
Invisalign is revered by patients and dentists alike as the aligners are removable. You can remove these aligners to floss and brush your teeth as you normally would, improving your oral hygiene amidst the course of teeth-straightening.
Opt for Invisalign and You can eat the Foods You Love
Ask anyone who has tried braces to straighten their teeth and you will find they were bothered by the food restrictions. Those who rely on braces cannot eat sticky or crunchy foods as braces cannot be removed from the mouth until one or several years have passed. Choose Invisalign and you will be able to eat whatever type of food you desire, be it popcorn, bagels, pretzels, licorice or something else crunchy/sticky.
Do not live one more day with your crooked or overcrowded teeth. Take advantage of Invisalign and you will enjoy the benefits detailed above and then some. Invisalign really will give you the smile you have been hoping for. Reach out to our dental team at (707) 422-2236 to find out more about Invisalign and schedule your appointment2.