Better Gum Health During Invisalign
When you start investigating orthodontic options for you or your child, you’ll likely come down to a comparison between traditional braces and Invisalign.
There are a number of reasons that Invisalign is a superior to braces, but the condition of your gums and teeth at the end is something we think is noteworthy. Adults especially can be very affected by their periodontal health and not even realize it’s a problem!
Traditional braces add dozens of extra spaces to places to keep clean. Tiny spaces all between the brackets, wires and teeth. Any time eat or drink something other than water, you’re at risk of having the debris lead to plaque and bacteria buildup that irritates or inflames your gums.
The further under your gums the bacteria goes, the more likely you are to develop gum disease. And with braces, no matter how often or how well you brush, there is may always be areas that you’re not able to clean well.
A Superior Straightener
Invisalign offers you the chance for straighter teeth and healthier gums at the same time.
Like with braces, you have to take care when you consume any food or drinks. But since you actually remove the trays from your mouth while eating, there is no opportunity for bits of spinach or apple peel to get stuck in the appliances.
You will still need to brush and floss your teeth before re-placing the aligner, but if you do a thorough job, you can rest easy knowing that your teeth really are clean. When excellent dental hygiene is a priority, there is significantly less chance of developing gingivitis or gum disease during your Invisalign treatment!
Dona W. Prince, DDS
Sioux City, IA 51106