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Health Advantages of Straight Teeth

You may be shocked to know that the advantages of having properly straightened teeth extend far beyond a self-confident smile. The American Dental Association says, straightening your teeth can truly significantly change your overall dental wellness. A smile can rarely be perfect if it’s not a healthy one. Luckily, with Invisalign®, holding a confident smile and decreasing your risk for tooth decay and gum disease go together.

Straighter Healthier Teeth and Gums

Enlarged, red gums can usually be the result of having teeth that are crowded or too broadly spaced. Sadly, these are also symptoms of periodontal disease. When teeth are correctly aligned, it supports the gums fit more securely encompassing the teeth, allowing for the most effective and healthiest barrier against possible periodontal problems. This is where Invisalign comes in. The comfortable and transparent aligners lightly and steadily begin to move your teeth into the precise position — without ugly brackets and wires.

Cleaning

The biggest objections of having braces is eliminating all the food that gets caught in the brackets and wires. This will often lead to plaque accumulation and ultimately tooth decay. With Invisalign, the aligners are detachable, so it’s natural to maintain brushing and flossing your teeth the way you regularly do.

Full Health Benefits

Your teeth and gums and how they look to another when you smile, say a lot about your overall well-being. If you’re taking sufficient care of both, you’re presumably taking good care of the rest of you.

Tooth decay and gum disease are produced by bacteria. Untreated, they can produce mouth sores, painful or bleeding gums, poor breath, and potential tooth loss. Studies by the (ADA) American Dental Association have confirmed that oral contaminations can also lead to other more severe ailments such as stroke, pneumonia, heart disease, and diabetes. Invisalign aligners make regular oral hygiene easier, thus decreasing the risk of potential problems. All the while correctly aligning teeth, this can also relieve the issues that can be created by an abnormal bite, speech or eating difficulties, jaw issues, and developed wear on the tooth enamel. Invisalign completely addresses all of these orthodontic concerns, so you’ll have the assurance of a great smile and improve the likelihood of increased oral health.

how the invisalign process works

Invisalign® takes a contemporary approach to straightening teeth, making use of a personalized series of aligners developed for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfy and practically invisible plastic that you use over your teeth. Putting on the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based upon the exact movements your dental professional or orthodontist plans for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just get a brand-new set of aligners roughly every two weeks, up until your treatment is finished. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interruption in your daily life. The very best part about the whole procedure is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.

Treatment Process

You might be rather knowledgeable about how the Invisalign® treatment works, but we ‘d like to take you through each level of the treatment procedure, from examination to your new smile. Whether you’re thinking about treatment for yourself or someone else, knowing more about the whole procedure can assist you to be more positive in your decision to select Invisalign, and take pleasure in a better smile every day.

Dr. Modlin and Dr. Spencer are an Invisalign Providers
Your treatment begins after Dr. Modlin or Dr. Spencer arranges your initial consultation. Not all dentists and orthodontists work with Invisalign, so it’s important to find a doctor who has received the appropriate Invisalign training and can evaluate your needs and figure out how Invisalign can help you.

A Customized Treatment Plan is Designed for You
Your doctor will take X-rays, photos and impressions of your teeth, which will be utilized to develop a digital 3-D picture of your mouth. From these images, your doctor will map out a precise treatment plan, including the precise motions of your teeth, and inform you of the approximate length of treatment. Using the very same innovation, Dr. Modlin & Dr. Spencer will have the ability to show you a virtual image of how your teeth will move with each stage of treatment. While every case is unique to each patient, treatment normally takes around a year for adults. For teenagers, the length of treatments is comparable to that of braces.

Get Your Custom Aligners Based On Your Personalized Treatment Plan
Based upon your individual treatment plan, a series of customized, clear aligners is then created specifically for you. These aligners are made from a smooth, comfy, BPA-free plastic that will not irritate your cheeks and gums like standard metal braces often do. Just use them throughout the day, and take them out when you eat or to brush and floss your teeth. As you put on each set of aligners, your teeth carefully and gradually begin to move into place. And because they’re essentially unnoticeable, the majority of people won’t even recognize you’re using them.

Use a New Aligner Every Two Weeks
Roughly every two weeks, you will start using a brand-new set of aligners, advancing you to the next stage of your treatment. To monitor your progress, you will likewise have occasional checkups with your doctor, generally just every six weeks or so. For best results and a prompt outcome, you need to use your aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day, throughout your whole treatment. At every stage, you will have the ability to see just how much closer you are to having the smile that reflects the genuine you.

Cases Treatable With Invisalign

Gapped Teeth
Spaces between teeth can occur with continued abnormal growth of the jawbone. Missing teeth can likewise cause the surrounding teeth to move due to the extra area, creating spaces in your teeth. Spacing problems and gaps in-between teeth can lead to gum issues, gum pockets and increased risk of gum disease.

Underbite
Underbite can take place when the lower teeth protrude past the front teeth. It’s usually due to the undergrowth of the upper jaw, overgrowth of the lower jaw, or both. It can also be induced by missing upper teeth. This can prevent the normal function of front teeth or molars, which can cause tooth wear. It can likewise trigger uncomfortable jaw and joint issues.

Overbite
What individuals commonly describe as an “overbite” is understood to dental experts as “over jet.” It happens when the upper teeth bite over the lower teeth. It’s normally due to genes, bad oral habits, or overdevelopment of the bone that supports the teeth. This can cause gum issues or inflammation, and wear on the lower teeth, and can cause agonizing jaw and joint issues.

Open Bite
Open bite frequently takes place when some teeth are not able to make physical contact with the opposing teeth for a proper bite. Often caused by a hereditary unusual jaw structure or excessive thumb-sucking, an open bite can trigger bad or agonizing chewing, as well as speech impairment. It can also cause greater concerns like thermo-mandibular joint disorder (TMJ).

Crossbite
A crossbite can happen when the upper and lower jaws are both misaligned. It triggers one or more upper teeth to bite on the inside of the lower teeth, and can occur on both the front and the sides of the mouth. This can cause wear of the teeth, gum disease, and bone loss.

Excessively Crowded Teeth
Teeth crowding happens when there is merely an absence of space within your jaw for all of your teeth to fit normally. When left neglected, excessively crowded teeth can become worse over time, and lead to badly jagged teeth. This crowding can lead to plaque buildup, tooth decay and an enhanced chance of gum condition.

invisalign and daily living

Living With Your Invisalign

There are other choices out there for aligning your teeth, but none offers the level of comfort, convenience, and trust that you’ll find with Invisalign®. You’ll recognize how our cutting-edge procedure to treatment has a minimal interruption in how you live but has a notable positive impact on how you look and feel about yourself. Among the very best aspects of Invisalign® is the minimal impact it has on your everyday life. Because the aligners are so comfortable, you must have the ability to use them for the advised 20 to 22 hours a day without much effort. The aligners are easily detachable, so you can continue brushing and flossing your teeth as you typically would. Washing your aligners is just as easy with the Invisalign cleaning kit. Or you can merely brush and wash them in lukewarm water. That’s it! Achieving that fantastic smile couldn’t be simpler!

You’ll furthermore get rid of the aligners each time you eat. This indicates you can remain to eat all the foods you love without any restrictions or stressing over food getting stuck in your wires and brackets. With other teeth-straightening methods, the simple act of consuming can often be bothersome.

For those who are engaged in contact sports, Invisalign allows you to continue using your aligners without having to suffer over any sharp brackets cutting your mouth. If your sport requires wearing a safety mouthguard, simply eliminate your aligners, and you’re good to go!

Your bedtime cycle can continue as before, with the easy addition of cleaning your aligners. You won’t be battling with trying to floss and brush between brackets and wires, which can be time-consuming.

iTero Technology

At Arch View Family Dental we offer iTero Technology. The iTero Scanner uses an advanced intra-oral scanner to capture thousands of pictures of the inside of your mouth. The scanner then assembles these photos into a 3D model of your mouth, teeth, and gums. iTero technology is incredibly accurate and a no impression approach for crowns, bridges, and Invisalign.