March 17, 2017
Welcome back to our blog! Earlier this month, we shared Sue’s story, which was all about her experience with an easy orthodontic solution for adults that have a smile characterized by crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth. The treatment program is called Invisalign, and it is popular in our Salem, OR dentist’s office for a number of reasons. That’s why we wanted to spend a little more time on this topic today.
One major benefit is that Invisalign can transform your lackluster smile into something beautiful. That is what everyone with annoying orthodontic issues is hoping for, right? But, as Dr. Hanson likes to point out, Invisalign can also boost your oral health in the process and help you to sidestep costly dental issues later on in life.
Keep reading to hear all about the possibilities of Invisalign, and then be sure to get in-touch with us to schedule your adult orthodontic consultation at Oregon Smile Care Center.
Invisalign Has Clear Advantages
Let’s get something straight: Invisalign performs the same job as standard issues braces. However, it takes a much different approach to solving your orthodontic problems. When you think about braces, you probably think about that awkward maze of attention-grabbing metal, right? Well, Invisalign eliminates the need for clunky metal brackets and wires altogether.
So, how does it get the job done?
This method utilizes a series of clear plastic aligner trays that are switched out at home every two weeks over a period of about 12 months. So, there won’t be any awkward adjustments or 2-3 years of waiting to see results.
Plus, these virtually invisible aligners can’t be seen by outsiders and they are far more comfortable to wear than classic metal braces. There won’t be any mouth sores or bleeding along the way. They are also removable which means that meals are more enjoyable and cleaning your gear is a snap. There are no dietary restrictions or special tools that go along with this treatment.
Dr. Hanson has found Invisalign to be an easy and effective way to get a better smile at any age. But as we alluded to earlier, we like to remind our adult patients that Invisalign also guards your oral health by taking on some pretty tough issues.
Let’s face it, crowded teeth don’t look all that great, but they present more than a cosmetic issue, from our perspective at least. Living in such a state can actually hasten the onset of tooth decay and gum disease.
Here’s why: teeth that are so close together are kind of hard to keep clean. This means that bacteria is given more opportunities for evading your brush and floss. Plaque can build up and cause inflammation and infection once it slips below the gumline. This can result in tooth loss and worse if the bacteria gets into your bloodstream! The bacteria that causes gum disease has been linked to a wide array of awful conditions, including some forms of cancer.
The good news is that Invisalign can fix your crowded smile!
An unfortunate thing about gaps (besides the way they detract from your smile) is that your individual teeth will not be protected by the surrounding teeth. This increases the risk of your teeth loosening up, among other things.
If you are fed up with looking at the spaces in your smile, and you want to protect your individual teeth, Invisalign can deliver the results you need!
It is better to address your issues now because having an overbite can place unwanted stress on your teeth and lead to worn-down or cracked teeth that will need to be repaired by a professional. Invisalign will make your bite better and eliminate the need for costly cosmetic improvements later. Sounds good, right?
You Make The Call!
To take the next step toward a better-looking, healthier smile, call our Salem, OR dentist’s office today at (503) 837-2718. We will get you smiling big again in no time!
Just so you know, Dr. Hanson is a premier preferred Invisalign provider. He is also fluent in Spanish and can offer full dental consultation services in either English or Spanish. ¿Por qué no empezar ahora?!