Healthy Gums and Invisalign

healthy gumsThe purpose of orthodontic treatment is not solely to create a pretty smile. Arranging teeth in optimal alignment allows the teeth, gums and bite to function in harmony.

Invisalign
Invisalign achieves optimal teeth alignment and bite position through a series of clear, plastic aligners that are engineered to shift teeth comfortably and efficiently. It is the perfect method for adults and teens seeking to avoid bulky orthodontic appliances. Invisalign’s technology and discreetness allow for a pleasant and accelerated treatment experience.

Metal Braces And Oral Hygiene
Metal braces make cleaning the teeth difficult, threading the floss through the wires and brushing only a few teeth at a time. As a consequence, patients who wear metal braces can experience gum inflammation during treatment. This could be an extra problem for adults, who may already have some gum disease as a result of a lifetime of misaligned teeth.

Crooked teeth are hard to clean even without braces, which makes them more prone to bacteria buildup and plaque. As the teeth gradually move into their new alignment, it becomes easier to clean and floss them effectively. With Invisalign’s removable trays, you can continue taking great care of your teeth even as they are being straightened.

What Is Gum Disease?
Gum disease is caused by bacteria that form plaque in your mouth. The plaque can eventually damage not only your gums but also the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth or even result in the loss of teeth. These bacteria are also associated with other health problems, such as stroke, heart disease and diabetes. The best defense against gum disease is daily cleaning and flossing to keep the plaque from building up. These practices cannot be neglected while wearing braces.

Contact Us
Please contact us to learn additional information about the health benefits Invisalign can provide. Call us today at 203.513.2014.

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