Improve Your Smile and Oral Health with Invisalign
- Posted on: Apr 30 2016
Malocclusion, or improper alignment of teeth, can lead to a number of problems. Teeth that do not fit together well may become worn down at an accelerated rate. Gum health may be difficult to maintain, and the joints that facilitate jaw movements may become irritated and stressed. If you are an adult with misaligned teeth, you may want to straighten them but feel apprehensive about wearing braces. In a consultation with Dr. Marshall, you may discover that Invisalign is an excellent option for you to get the beautiful, healthy smile you desire.
In addition to a more attractive appearance, straighter teeth can benefit your mouth as a whole.
Gum tissue should fit tightly against teeth. In the presence of misalignment, this is a difficult goal to achieve. Too much space in between teeth, or tight spaces created by overcrowding, creates areas in which debris and bacteria may accumulate. Each of these conditions increases the risk of gum disease. Furthermore, conventional braces present an issue with gum health due to the fact that fixtures can be difficult to clean around. During Invisalign treatment, the care of teeth and gums continues without obstacles. With routine brushing and flossing, and the continual straightening of teeth, the risk of gum disease decreases.
Preserving Tooth Structure
Teeth need to fit together to chew. The jaw knows this. So when teeth do not fit together, the jaw adapts to achieve this goal. Consequently, the joints and muscles of the jaw are placed under excessive stress. Because teeth are forced together, structure becomes compromised over time as enamel wears down. The improvement that comes from Invisalign orthodontic treatment reduces the stress on teeth and on the jaw, preserving comfort and structural integrity.
If you have considered Invisalign for the aesthetic value it can add to your smile, you are on the right path. However, much more can be gained by straightening misaligned teeth. Visit the Ardmore office of Dr. Marshall for a personal consultation to discuss your concerns and the goals you have for your smile and oral health. We are happy to help you achieve your best smile.
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