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Should I Choose Invisalign?

January 30, 2018

Having crooked teeth can create more problems than just those with your smile’s appearance. While misaligned teeth can make you feel less confident about your smile, it can also make your smile more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease. Crooked teeth create more places for bacteria to hide in your mouth than straight teeth have. Harmful bacteria attacks your teeth and gums causing tooth decay and gum disease. Misaligned teeth can increase the risk of you developing temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, which can cause pain and problems with your jaw. Choosing to straighten your smile with Invisalign® can increase your chances of having a healthy mouth.

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More Comfortable Than Metal

Invisalign® aligners are made of a clear, soft, flexible plastic material. While metal braces can irritate the gums and cheeks, the smooth surface of Invisalign® aligners cause less irritation. The aligners are custom-designed to fit your teeth and mouth. Because the aligners are fit to your precise measurements, which can make it so you hardly notice when you are wearing it.

Removable and Discreet

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

A Healthier Smile

Removable aligners give you 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 make your smile easier to clean than crooked teeth. Straighter teeth are also less susceptible to breakage than crooked ones. Overall, straightening your teeth can help improve the health of your smile.

Do You Qualify for Invisalign® Treatment?

Talk to your dentist to see if your smile qualifies for Invisalign® clear aligners. To schedule a consultation, call Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-427-4018.