Having straight teeth may help give you confidence, there are a number of other benefits that may come from straightening your smile with Invisalign. Our Surrey Straight Smile dentists explain.
If you need orthotic treatment, you might be worrying about the appearance of your smile. Our Surrey dentists offer Invisalign orthodontic treatment to help straighten patients' teeth, and help improve their overall oral health in the process.
Invisalign aligners are difficult to see.
If worry about the look of metal braces, good news! Invisalign aligners are difficult to detect once they are on your teeth because they are made of clear plastic.
If your smile needs straightened and you don't want people to be able to tell, then Invisalign might be a good option.
Invisalign aligners are removable.
You can take your aligners out to eat, which means that you don’t have to be too concerned about 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 can be 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.
Straight Teeth Are Healthy 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!