Invisalign® has both aesthetic and hygienic benefits.
Teeth that are crowded or are spaced too far apart may cause such problems as swollen gums, redness or pocketing. All of these are signs of periodontal disease. Invisalign straightens teeth, which can contribute to a healthier smile. Straighter teeth can lead to:
Clinical studies have shown that gum health may improve with the use of Invisalign during orthodontic treatment. Properly aligned teeth can help gums fit tighter around them, which may lead to better periodontal health. With Invisalign, you can brush and floss normally, which can help prevent tooth decay and periodontal disease.
There are no brackets or wires to clean around as with traditional orthodontics. With maintenance of good oral hygiene, the chances of having plaque retention, tooth decay, and periodontal disease can be reduced.
Improved Chewing and Speech
In some instances, speech problems may result from poorly positioned teeth and jaws. Correction of your bite can help improve chewing and speech.
Decreased Risk of Trauma and Abnormal Wear
Properly aligned teeth can be less stressful on the supporting bone and jaw joints.
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Presented at the AADR in San Antonio, Effect of Invisalign Aligners on Periodontal Tissues, Taylor, MG; McGorray, SP, Durret, S; Downey, N; Lenk, M; Oxford, E; Dolce, C; Wheeler, TT
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