Invisalign is a great alternative to conventional braces. The clear aligner technology is virtually invisible and will gradually and gently shift your teeth as the dentist plans out for you. There are no metal wires to tighten or bothersome brackets but rather the clear aligners are changed out approximately every two weeks until treatment is complete. Because the aligners can easily be taken out, maintaining good oral home care is easy and you can still eat your favorite foods.
Believe it or not, straight teeth can lead to an improvement of your overall health!
When teeth are crowded, plaque and tarter accumulate faster leading to a higher count of bacteria in the mouth which can lead to periodontal or “gum disease” which has a strong connection to heart disease, stroke and diabetes. If teeth are not aligned properly, people can have uneven wear on their teeth and cause stress and strain on their TMJ or “jaw joint”. Misaligned teeth can also lead to speech problems as well as difficulty chewing.
Check out this Smile Assessment at http://www.invisalign.com/smile-assessment to see if you are a candidate for Invisalign and schedule a complimentary evaluation with Dr. Conley!