If you're concerned about the appearance of your smile, you might be considering orthodontic work that may be able to correct misaligned, gapped, or crooked teeth. Our Ottawa dentists offer Invisalign orthodontic treatment to help straighten patients' teeth and to help improve their overall oral health in the process.
Here are the reasons that you might consider Invisalign aligners as a treatment option.
Invisalign aligners are hard to detect.
If you're worried about wearing metal braces because you don't like the way they look, there's good news! Because they are made of clear plastic, Invisalign aligners are difficult to detect once they are on your teeth.
If you want to straighten your teeth without people realizing it, then Invisalign may be a good option for you.
Invisalign aligners are removable.
Invisalign aligners can help make your orthodontic treatment process a little easier.
For starters, you can take them out to eat, which eliminates the need to worry about dietary restrictions. All you have to do is remove them before eating and replace them (after brushing and flossing) when you're finished.
As you can probably guess, the fact that Invisalign aligners are removable makes oral hygiene during your orthodontic treatment straightforward, too. You can take your aligners out and brush and floss just like you normally do.
And cleaning the aligners themselves is also a fairly simple process. When you take them out, wash them gently with mild, clear soap and a soft toothbrush, and then rinse them off. That’s all there is to it!
Invisalign aligners are made of smooth plastic.
Invisalign aligners are made of a smooth plastic that most patients find comfortable to wear. You are unlikely to experience much irritation inside your mouth because there are no metal pieces attached to your teeth. However, they may feel a little tight at first until you get used to them.
Straight Teeth Are Healthy Teeth
The most important reason to get Invisalign treatment is that straight teeth are healthy teeth.
Misaligned teeth can lead to a variety of oral health issues. They are more difficult to brush and floss because they frequently have deep crevices that a toothbrush or floss cannot reach. This can increase your chances of developing tooth decay and gum disease.
Over time, misaligned teeth can also contribute to jaw problems. These include TMJ or TMD, pain in the joints, jaw joint clicking and popping, misaligned jaws, inefficient and painful chewing, or the inability to chew effectively.
In other words, undergoing Invisalign treatment can help improve your overall oral health!