Would you trade the overall health of your teeth for a perfectly aligned, beautiful smile? Of course not! Luckily these two goals are not mutually exclusive. Dental health is always the number one goal for our patients, so before we discuss the benefits of Invsalign, you need to know why having straight teeth is actually vital to creating a healthy vibrant mouth and smile.
Are your teeth crowded or too widely spaced? Beware, as swollen, red gums prone to periodontal disease can often be the result. Crowded teeth can lead to plaque accumulation and tooth decay, while spacing issues between teeth can lead to gum problems due to lack of protection by the teeth as well as periodontal pockets.
Properly aligned teeth allow the gums to fit more securely around the teeth, allowing for the strongest and healthiest defence against potential periodontal problems.
Do you have an overbite or underbite?
As with crowded or widely spaced teeth, these conditions not only affect your appearance, but could be causing dental problems and leaving you more prone to periodontal disease.
If you suffer from teeth crowding, spacing, overbite or underbite, you’ll be pleased to know that traditional metal braces are not the only option.
Invisalign, clear, removable solution for orthodontics
Invisalign is a patent technology that uses a series of custom made clear aligners that fit on to your teeth. Invisalign treatments last between 4 – 12 months for less complex cases and 18 – 30 months for more complex cases. The trays must be worn for 22 hours per day to be effective, but may be removed for eating and regular cleaning.
There are many advantages to using Invisalign over traditional metal and wire braces. Since you can remove the aligners, it’s much easier to maintain good oral hygiene while straightening your teeth. There is little to no discomfort in terms of contact with soft tissues in your mouth and the aligners are virtually un-noticeable to those around you.
Invisalign is often the treatment of choice for adults, but teens can also use Invisalign to straighten their teeth. In fact, Invisalign for teens provides for the free replacement of up to 6 aligner trays throughout the treatment plan.
In terms of cost, Invisalign treatment is comparable to traditional braces and many extended health insurance providers recognize Invisalign and provide benefits in the same way as any orthodontic procedure. To spread the cost out over a period of time, talk to our Downtown Nanaimo Dental Group receptionist about our no fee dental financing program.
Invisalign is a great technology that may be able to help you improve the health and appearance of your smile while maintaining your comfort like never before possible. As a certified Invisalign provider, Dr. Mahara at Downtown Nanaimo Dental Group welcomes you to book a consultation to discuss whether Invisalign is a suitable option for you.
Please link to the following pages on our website to find out how Downtown Nanaimo Dental Group can make Invisalign work for you.