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When it comes to aligning your smile, Invisalign® benefits more than your smile’s appearance with straightened smile. The American Dental Association (ADA) has found that an aligned smile also benefits your overall health, in addition to fixing oral issues created from a misaligned bite, including chewing difficulties, problems with the jaw, and wear and tear on tooth enamel.
Dr. Natalya Ramsay and our Evans Street Dental Center team are excited to offer Invisalign clear aligners for our patients in McMinnville, Oregon wanting straight teeth. Invisalign corrects orthodontic issues to provide you with an attractive smile along with improved oral health. Let’s take a look at how it accomplishes this:
Gum Health: Gums can become red and swollen when the teeth are crowded or spaced too widely in the mouth. As you know, swollen gums are an early sign of periodontal disease so this is not a desired effect. Thankfully, when your teeth are properly aligned, your gums will fit more securely on your pearly whites, protecting them from gum disease. With the help of clear plastic aligners, Invisalign successfully addresses this issue while gently moving your teeth into alignment.
Oral Hygiene: Good oral health hinges on diligent daily oral hygiene. But as you can imagine, wearing braces can make it harder to remove food particles and plaque from brackets and wires. Of course, if you don’t remove oral debris daily, you are inviting tooth decay. Since Invisalign aligners are removable, you can easily continue brushing and flossing without worrying about brackets and wires to clean around. This allows you to maintain your healthy smile as usual.
Systemic Health: The mouth can easily harbor harmful bacteria which could lead to tooth decay and gum disease, so you want to remove them daily by brushing, flossing, and even using an antibacterial mouthwash if necessary. Without this daily care, you can incur sores in the mouth or tender, bleeding gums, halitosis (bad breath) and possible tooth loss. Not only that, but oral infections have been linked to heart disease, diabetes, pneumonia, and even stroke. Fortunately, with Invisalign, you can maintain your healthy, aligned smile and protect your body.
Evans Street Dental Center invites you to give us a call at 503-472-1402 to learn more about how Invisalign can improve your appearance along with your oral health, or if you would like to schedule an appointment. Dr. Natalya Ramsay and our team look forward to helping you create a healthy, beautiful smile!