Invisalign is regarded by many as being the best way for adults to straighten their teeth and is certainly the best choice for anyone who feels self-conscious about the idea of wearing braces. Invisalign is a series of customized clear aligners which are worn over the teeth a bit like a gum shield and work to gently re-position the teeth a tiny bit at a time. The aligners are normally replaced every 2 weeks with the next set in the series until, by the time you’ve worn your last aligners, your teeth are beautifully straight.
Apart from the obvious benefit of clear aligners affording the wearer much discretion, your Chesterfield dentist will tell you that there are other hidden benefits that you’re probably not aware of. Broadly speaking Invisalign wearers can expect to see an improvement in their oral hygiene both during and after treatment, but more specifically:
While wearing your clear aligners, you need to brush your teeth at least 3 times a day, after every meal. This is probably more than you’ve done before since normally dentists tell you twice a day is sufficient. Just stop and think what effect that extra brushing could have on your oral hygiene! While conventional braces are notorious for trapping food particles and encouraging plaque to accumulate, clear aligners such as Invisalign are removed for brushing and flossing. This means that Invisalign keeps your mouth free from plaque and your teeth are cleaner.
Another thing that you might not be aware of while getting used to Invisalign is that your aligners are also creating healthier gums and once your treatment is over, maintaining them shouldn’t be a problem. Two of the dental issues that clear aligners resolve is that of gaps in the teeth and overcrowded teeth. Once this has been ‘fixed’ the gums tend to wrap tighter around your teeth which encourages healthier gums that are less prone to gum inflammation and disease.
In a similar fashion, once Invisalign has straightened your teeth it will be easier to reach all areas of your teeth in order to remove plaque more efficiently when brushing and flossing. This means that there’s less risk of you developing tooth decay and cavities.
Hopefully, this has given you an insight into the less obvious benefits of Invisalign showing you that there are plenty of reasons why this treatment is one of our best sellers. Sure Invisalign braces cost a little more than conventional braces, but the rewards really do speak for themselves.
If you’re keen to know more about Invisalign treatment and whether it’s suitable for you, why not schedule an exam with Chesterfield Dentistry. Call today on (314) 469-6429.