Are you looking for a comfortable and more discreet alternative to traditional orthodontics? Fortunately, our dentist has the solution. By offering Invisalign, patients can straighten their teeth to healthier positions in a much more inconspicuous and comfortable way.
Why Orthodontics are Important
While a straight smile is certainly an attractive asset, straight teeth are also important for enjoying a lifetime of optimal oral health. When teeth are crowded or overlapped, they are much more difficult to keep clean. Over time, plaque and eventually tartar become lodged between the hard to reach crevices between teeth. A higher incidence for tartar buildup means that patients with crowded teeth have a heightened risk for developing gum disease.
Improperly positioned teeth may also lead to other oral health problems including untimely tooth wear and the development of a malocclusion (a misaligned bite). Untimely tooth wear occurs when teeth unnecessarily scrape against each other when eating. Worn down teeth often require restorations such as crowns and are susceptible to fracture while a misaligned bite can lead to facial pain and TMJ dysfunction.
The Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign offers an innovative approach to straightening teeth. Instead of fixed metal and wire orthodontic appliances, patients will wear a series of clear retainer-like aligners. These aligners are removable, too. This allows patients to easily eat meals and clean their teeth.
Since the aligners are constructed from soft plastics, patients do not have to worry about their orthodontic appliances irritating soft tissues like the insides of lips and cheeks. Additionally, the clear materials used to make Invisalign aligners are virtually undetectable to others, making Invisalign a very discreet teeth-straightening option.
If you are interested in learning more about Invisalign, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with our experienced dentist so we can determine the best method of treatment for your needs. Call the office of Dr. John B. Morris today to reserve your appointment.