At our Punta Gorda, FL dentist’s office, we believe that a patient is never too old to improve upon a smile that is marred by crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth. In fact, it is now easier than ever to overcome annoying orthodontic issues through an innovative treatment program called Invisalign. This clear aligners system will leave your smile looking a million times better, but is not strictly a cosmetic dentistry solution. You see, taking this kind of action now will also boost your overall oral health. Keep reading to hear more about it, and then be sure to request your consultation at Smiles of Punta Gorda by calling 941-585-0424 today.
There’s A Lot To Love About Invisalign
Invisalign is not like wearing braces replete with metal brackets and wires. Instead, this system relies upon a series of clear plastic aligner trays that are simply switched out at home every two weeks over a period of about a year, give or take. Consider this: there won’t be any awkward in-office adjustments. And sInce there are no metal parts, there shouldn’t be any mouth sores or bleeding during the treatment process. The aligners are also incredibly discreet, so no one will have to know what you are up to. The Invisalign aligners are also removable which means you can eat whatever you want. And cleaning your gear is as easy as running the aligners under warm water (you just keep brushing, flossing, and rinsing, like normal). No special tools will be required! As you can see, there is a lot to love about Invisalign, especially when compared to traditional braces. Beyond that, as we alluded to earlier, there are some real health benefits as well.
If we’re being honest, crowded teeth do not make for the best look, but they also present some real oral health problems including the onset of dental decay and gum disease. Here’s why: teeth that are too close together are harder to keep clean. Eventually, oral bacteria becomes rampant and plaque builds up and causes inflammation and infection once it dips below the gum-line. As you may already know, gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss and has also been linked to more serious health issues elsewhere in the body.
Going After Gapped Teeth
There is no explanation necessary as for why gapped teeth are not helpful to your overall appearance. Everyone gets that this is a cosmetic problem. However, having gaps in your smile also means that your individual teeth will not be protected by the surrounding teeth. This increases the risk of your teeth loosening up, and other such things.
Working Around An Overbite
You may not realize it, but having an overbite is also quite bad for you in that it can create unwelcome stress on your teeth and lead to worn-down or cracked teeth that will need to be repaired by Dr. Martin. Invisalign clear aligners can help make your bite better now and eliminate the need for more costly dental work later on.
Getting Started On Your New Life
And so now you can see why Invisalign is a great way to maximize your oral health, while improving your look. It’s really easy too. If you are ready to take the next step toward your new life, we are ready for you. Dr. Martin, is a Certified Invisalign Provider, so your mouth will be in good hands with us. Call Smiles of Punta Gorda today at 941-585-0424 to request your clear aligners consultation appointment in Punta Gorda, FL.