Invisalign is currently one of the most popular and convenient orthodontic treatments to straighten teeth. It allows for the same desirable results as conventional braces. Only that Invisalign is natural-looking and can improve your smile more quickly. These virtually invisible aligners also eliminate the need for food-trapping metal brackets and don’t even involve the painful tightening of wires. Other than these, Invisalign offers a wealth of benefits to improve oral health.
Typical metal braces make proper cleaning a challenge. As a result, many wearers suffer from gum inflammation. This could be an extra predicament for those who may already have some gum problem resulting from crooked, misaligned teeth. With Invisalign, you can keep your gums healthy during treatment. In fact, a study conducted by the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Florida showed that Invisalign could reduce bleeding and the depth of gum pockets.
Leaving misaligned teeth untreated can result in uncomfortable chewing problems and speech difficulties. Invisalign can eliminate these issues. Besides, these removable aligners are made out of clear, thin plastic. So, even when you are still in the process of fixing the imperfections, you can already have a natural-looking smile. It may take a few days for you to get used to this orthodontic appliance. But rest assured that the vast majority of patients don’t experience any speech impediment from wearing Invisalign.
Invisalign aligners can do wonders for your teeth. Just ensure that you make your dental hygiene a priority. Brush your teeth properly at least a couple of times a day and see to it that you never skip flossing. Adding a therapeutic mouthwash to your oral care routine is also advisable. It’s also an excellent idea to always keep a travel-sized toothbrush with you. This way, you can guarantee that there will be no food particles trapped in your teeth before you put in your invisible aligners after eating.
Invisalign will not only help you achieve a straight, beautiful smile, but it can also help improve your oral health. At Progressive Dental & Associates, we can determine if you’re a candidate for this cosmetic alternative. Call (708) 980-0110 to reach our dental office in Matteson, Illinois, to schedule a consultation.