Posts for: January, 2014
By Dyer Family Dentistry
January 14, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Unlike traditional wire and bracket braces that are bulky and uncomfortable, Invisalign straightens your teeth using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. It’s virtually invisible, which means hardly anyone will know that you’re straightening your teeth. Take the next step to an attractive smile with Invisalign clear aligners. Choosing to straighten your teeth as an adult is a big decision, as it will affect not only your appearance, but your lifestyle as well. With Invisalign in Elizabethtown, you can alter your teeth without altering your life.
Enjoy the Benefits of Invisalign Treatment in Elizabethtown
Invisalign features a host of benefits. For one, Invisalign is virtually undetectable. That means you can go through treatment without anyone even noticing. Invisalign is also removable. You can conveniently take out your trays to brush your teeth, floss, eat dinner or even for a special occasion. As long as you are wearing the aligners for the required amount of time each day, you are free to remove the trays as you need to. And since you can remove your aligners, you can eat what you want without having to worry about breaking a wire or bracket.
Another benefit of Invisalign is its comfort. While abrasive wire braces can irritate your cheeks and mouth, thin Invisalign trays are smooth and gentle on the oral tissues. With Invisalign, there's decreased risk of lost braces, broken wires, cuts and abrasions that can happen inside the mouth.
Enjoy Straighter Teeth and Improved Oral Hygiene
A more attractive smile is a great motivator for undergoing treatment, but beyond the cosmetic advantages, there are also many important, long-lasting health benefits of straight teeth. A straight smile improves dental function, helping you chew, bite and speak more effectively. With proper alignment, balanced forces on your teeth can reduce the incidence of damaging dental habits such as grinding or clenching.
In addition, crooked, crowded teeth are also difficult to floss and brush. As a result, plaque can easily accumulate between teeth and along the gum line, leading to a higher risk of cavities and periodontal disease. Since straight teeth are easier to clean, the gum tissue will have less plaque and debris that cause inflammation, decay and gum disease.
Ready to take the next step in looking and feeling your very best? Talk to Dr. Marc Dyer, our dentist serving Radcliff and Elizabethtown, for more information on Invisalign, and to see if it is an appropriate solution for straightening your smile.