Straightening your teeth can make a significant difference to having a healthy mouth and keeping your teeth for life. Ask your doctor about straightening your teeth using Invisalign®, a set of clear aligners that are custom-made to gradually straighten your teeth.
Benefits of DIAGNOdentBenefits of Straight Teeth with Invisalign®
- Healthier Gums. Properly aligned teeth are easier to brush and floss than crowded or crooked teeth. Properly positioned teeth can help gums “fit” more tightly around them, which may lead to better periodontal health.
- Improved Hygiene. With good oral hygiene, the chances of having plaque retention, tooth decay, and periodontal disease can be reduced. Invisalign aligners are removable so you can brush and floss normally, which also makes cleaning quicker and easier since there are no brackets or wires to clean around
- Decreased Risk of Abnormal Wear and Trauma. Properly aligned teeth also reduce the risk of expensive procedures required to repair the effects of abnormal force, such as tooth chipping, breaking, or wear; and can be less stressful on the supporting jaw bone and joints.
- You can still eat what you want because the aligners are removable.
Malocclusion & Periodontal Disease
Malocclusion (crooked teeth) affects 74% of American adults.1 If you have malocclusion, it may affect your periodontal health, because it is difficult to remove plaque when teeth are not aligned.
Periodontal disease can begin as gum redness or bleeding while brushing your teeth or using dental floss, and you may notice halitosis, or bad breath. If not treated, gum inflammation can become worse, leading to soft tissue damage, receding gums, the formation of pockets between teeth and gums, bone loss, and eventually tooth loss.
Severe periodontal disease affects more than your teeth and can be a risk to your overall health. If left untreated, it may increase your risk for atherosclerosis-induced conditions such as coronary heart disease and stroke, complications of diabetes, adverse pregnancy outcomes, and respiratory diseases.