St. Paul Invisible Braces Dentist Explains Invisalign Benefits

Written by Drs. Mark and Rachel Malterud on Apr 21, 2015

There are several options available today for straightening your teeth. The St. Paul Invisible Braces Dentist recommends Invisalign because it offers many advantages over other types of braces. Of course, the goal with any type of braces is to leave you with a confident, beautiful smile. But when you compare Invisalign® to other teeth-straightening options, you will see the obvious advantages

Invisalign Benefits

Some of the benefits of using Invisalign braces are:

  1. Allows you to eat the foods you enjoy
  2. Completely removable
  3. Virtually invisible – most people won’t even notice them
  4. Allows you to thoroughly brush and floss your teeth
  5. Made of comfortable, flexible plastic without any metal or wires
  6. Less frequent visits to your dentist for adjustment or checkups
Traditional bracket and wire braces have always had one significant drawback. Since they cannot be removed for brushing and flossing, food can get trapped in the brackets and wires, leading to plaque buildup and tooth decay. Invisalign aligners are completely removable, so you can brush and floss normally.


Straight Teeth are Healthy Teeth

You may also be surprised to learn that having a perfectly aligned smile is not just good for your appearance. If your teeth are overcrowded or spaced too far apart, you may be at greater risk for developing periodontal disease. With Invisalign clear orthodontics provided by the St. Paul Invisible Braces Dentist, the potential for buildup of plaque and tartar are greatly reduced as your teeth are moved gently into proper alignment.

This is important because the American Dental Association has conducted studies that show periodontal disease can be related to serious health issues like diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Correctly aligned teeth also help reduce the possibility of oral health issues caused by an improper bite, jaw problems, and increased wear of tooth enamel. Invisalign addresses these important orthodontic issues, while increasing your confidence with a great smile.

Please contact our office, and we will be happy to arrange a complimentary consultation to discuss your needs.