The White Rock Dental Group is a general dentist’s office that provides a wide array of dental services. As such, today we wanted to talk about an orthodontic treatment that we are proud to offer to patients living in the South Surrey/White Rock, BC area. It was designed to address crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth: Invisalign.
Invisalign is supposed to help with appearances. But it might also boost your oral health in the process and help you to sidestep costly dental issues later in life. Keep reading to hear more about the possibilities of Invisalign, and then be sure to get in-touch with us to schedule your orthodontic consultation with Dr. Rogers.
Clear Advantages Of Invisalign
Invisalign performs the same job as standard-issue braces. However, it takes a different approach to tackling orthodontic problems. In fact, Invisalign eliminates the metal brackets and wires altogether.
Instead, this method utilizes a series of clear plastic aligner trays that are switched out at home every two weeks over a period of about 12 months. So, there won’t be any in-office adjustments or the typical 2-3 years of treatment that goes with regular braces.
Plus, these nearly invisible aligners will be harder for outsiders to see and, by all accounts, they are quite comfortable to wear. Since there are no metal components, there likely won’t be any mouth sores or bleeding along the way.
The Invisalign aligners are also removable which allows for more food options. And cleaning your gear is as simple as running the aligners under warm water (you just keep brushing, flossing, and rinsing, as usual). There are no dietary restrictions or special tools!
In short, it is an alternative way to enhance your smile by working on your orthodontic issues. But we like to remind our adult patients that Invisalign also guards your oral health too in that it helps with the following problems…
An Overcrowded Mouth
Crowded teeth don’t always look so great, but they present more than a cosmetic challenge. Living in such a state can actually hasten the onset of tooth decay and periodontal disease.
That’s because teeth that are so close together are hard to keep clean. Bacteria is given more opportunities for eluding your brush and floss. Plaque can build up and cause inflammation and infection once it slips below the gumline. This can result in tooth loss and worse if the bacteria gets into your bloodstream!
Here’s the bad thing about gaps: your individual teeth will not be protected by the surrounding teeth. This increases the risk of your teeth loosening up, among other things.
If you are tired of looking at the spaces in your smile, and you want to protect your individual teeth, Invisalign might be able to help with both.
Having an overbite can place unwanted stress on your teeth and lead to worn-down or cracked teeth that will need to be repaired by a professional. Invisalign can help make your bite better now and eliminate the need for more costly cosmetic improvements later.
Get Started Now!
To take the next step, contact us and schedule your Invisalign consultation with Dr. Rogers!