Straighter teeth can help to give you a more attractive smile, but that is not the only benefit of having straighter teeth with Invisalign. Here are some other important reasons to consider straightening your smile with our Straight Smile dentists.
If your teeth are crooked or gapped, you may need orthodontic treatment. If you are concerned about to look of your smile while undergoing treatment, talk to our BC dentists about Invisalign. This orthodontic treatment can help straighten patients' teeth and help improve their overall oral health in the process.
Invisalign Aligners Are Transparent
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 to be straightened and you don't want people to be able to tell, then Invisalign might be a good option.
Invisalign Can Be Removed
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.
Invisalign clear aligners are removable so as you can imagine, this makes your oral hygiene routine relatively straightforward even during treatment. 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!
Aligners Are Made From A Smooth Plastic
These aligners are made from smooth plastic that is considered to be relatively comfortable to wear based on reports by many patients. Thanks to the fact that there are no metal wires or brackets, you are unlikely to experience 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 Generally Healthier Teeth
The main reason that many of our patients choose to get Invisalign treatment is that straight teeth are generally thought to be healthier teeth.
Misaligned teeth can cause a host of oral health concerns. 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.
As time goes on, misaligned teeth can actually lead to jaw issues. 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.