No more metal braces! Clear aligners are the newest and most recent development in dentistry. These clear aligners are more convenient for the person who is self conscious of having metal in their mouth. Typically Invisalign will take 6 months to 2 years depending on severity. Our friendly and knowledgable staff at Eastern Hills Family Dental can give you more information if you are interested in this procedure. Come talk to us about Invisalign!
Did you know???? Malocclusion (teeth not fitting together correctly) can cause many severe issues?
Misaligned teeth can lead to premature wear, tooth loss, gum disease, and the buildup of bacteria assoicatied with bigger problems, including heart disease.
MORE THAN 7 OUT OF 10 AMERICAN ADULTS HAVE SOME KIND OF ISSUE WITH THEIR BITES, SUCH AS CROWDING, SPACING, OR OVERBITES-WE MAY USE THE WORD "MALOCCLUSION"
Are you experiencing any of the following:
-teeth chipping or wearing
-food getting stuck in between teeth
-self-consciousness when smiling for photos
-biting lips, cheek, or tongue
-indentations at the gum line
-dry mouth or mouth breathing
-jaw or muscle pain or headaches
THIS IS MALOCLUSSION
Adults, teens and adolescence
The connection between your health and misaligned teeth
1. Bacteria form a film underneath the gums, particularly where teeth are misaligned. Gum pockets form, further trapping bacteria and debris.
2. Bacteria and its byproducts trigger an inflammatory response.
3. Your immune system creates white blood cells and proteins to fight the inflammation
4. The combination of bacteria, toxins, white blood cells , and acute phase protein damages the cells that line your coronary arteries , resulting in plaque and leading to hardening of the arteries.
What happens to your teeth and gums when your teeth are not aligned correctly?
Painful gums and gum disease
Its hard to remove plaque and bacteria from misaligned teeth. This can lead to inflamed gums, soft tissue damage, receding gums, pockets between teeth and gums, bone loss, and tooth loss.
Early signs of gum disease:
-bleeding when brushing or flossing
There may be no signs of gum disease until the advanced stages.
Tooth and gum deterioration and tooth loss
Poorly aligned teeth can put extra stress and pressure on teeth and the jawbone. This can cause:
-indentations at the gum line
-chipped or fractured teeth
Overall health risks
Problems that start in your mouth can spread to the rest of your body. Severe gum infections may increase the risk of:
-Problems with pregnancy
-Complications with diabetes
When your teeth are properly aligned, the health benefits are clear.
Its easier to brush and floss around properly aligned teeth, and you are less likely to have pockets between gums and teeth that trap bacteria.
Properly aligned teeth reduce plaque, retention, tooth decay, and the risk of gum disease.
Less wear and trauma
Aligned teeth reduce the risk of tooth chipping, breaking, and wear, which can require expensive procedures to repair. Proper alignment also reduces stress on the jawbone and joints.
Your smile deserves the very best
With its proprietary innovations an decades of research and development, Invisalign clear aligners are unmatched by any other clear aligner system.
This is why more than 4 million patients have chosen to straighten their teeth with Invisalign clear aligners:
-Up to 75% more predictable tooth movement with SmartTrack material, for the smile you expect.
-Less painful than traditional braces
-No restrictions on foods or activities
-Now up to 50% faster with weekly aligner changes
-Covered up to 50% by many orthodontic insurance plans
-Easier to brush and floss for better oral health
Come talk to Dr. Deanna Mathisen from Eastern Hills Family Dental. She can discuss all aspects of Invisalign and see if it would be a right fit for you!! In most cases Invisalign will work for you!!