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Reasons to Choose Invisalign

November 15, 2017

The misalignment of your teeth can create more problems than just those with your appearance. Yes, crooked teeth can make you feel less confident about your smile. But did you know that crooked teeth are also more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease? Crooked teeth create more places for bacteria to hide; bacteria that attacks your teeth and gums. Misaligned teeth can increase your chances of developing temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, which can cause pain and problems with your jaw. Straightening your smile with Invisalign® can increase your chances of having a healthy mouth. Do you know the benefits of Invisalign®?

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More Comfortable Way to Straighten

Invisalign® aligners are custom-designed for your teeth and mouth. While metal braces can irritate the gums and cheeks, Invisalign® has a smooth surface that causes less irritation. The aligners are fit to your precise measurements, and a good fitting mouthpiece can make it so you hardly notice when you are wearing it.

Removable Clear Aligners

The aligners for Invisalign® are made of a plastic material that is nearly invisible from a distance and in photographs. Invisalign® aligners can straighten your smile without everyone seeing your treatment. Traditional braces stay in your mouth for the entire treatment. Invisalign® aligners can be removed when you eat, drink, brush, or floss. The aligners should be worn at least 22 hours in a day, but unlike with metal braces, you can remove them.

Improved Oral Health

Because Invisalign® aligners are removable, you have the chance to thoroughly brush and floss your teeth without having to maneuver around metal brackets and wires. Straighter teeth after your Invisalign® treatment will be easier to clean than crooked teeth. Crooked teeth are also more susceptible to breakage. Overall, straightening your teeth can help improve your smile’s health. Straightening your teeth decrease your risks of complications from bruxism or TMJ disorder that can develop from misaligned teeth.

Can Invisalign® Help You Achieve a Healthier Smile?

Ask your dentist if you and your smile qualify for Invisalign® clear aligners. To schedule a consultation , call Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-427-4018.