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Are you an adult who’s considering minor orthodontics, you’re most likely focused on the esthetic result. That’s understandable! It can be exciting to think about smiling again with confidence!

An attractive smile is certainly an asset, but you may not have given a lot of thought to the long-term health effects of orthodontic treatment. It’s true that treatment can dramatically alter your appearance, but straighter teeth also result in a healthier smile.

Crooked Teeth and Your Oral Health

You already know that crooked teeth have a negative impact on the appearance of your smile. But patients looking for a St. Paul Invisalign dentist may not realize how a misaligned smile affects overall oral health. Here are a few examples of oral health problems related to crooked or crowded teeth.

  • Difficulty cleaning: If you don’t have clean teeth, you don’t have a healthy smile. Proper oral hygiene is essential if you want to enjoy a life free of dental problems. Crooked or crowded teeth make it difficult to practice good oral hygiene because you may not be able to floss between them. This puts you at risk for decay and periodontal disease.
  • Involved orthodontic problems: When one or more teeth are crooked or crowded, surrounding teeth start to shift as well. Your teeth are constantly moving, and as the root of a crooked tooth tilts to one side or the other, adjacent teeth follow. Putting off treatment may result in more involved orthodontic problems down the road.
  • Dental bite: If you have untreated orthodontic issues, you can end up with a misaligned dental bite. This means that teeth on one side of your mouth bite down harder on one side than the other. This can lead to a variety of problems including excess wear on teeth, jaw pain, and even TMJ. 

Are you an adult who’s considering minor orthodontics, you’re most likely focused on the esthetic result. That’s understandable! It can be exciting to think about smiling again with confidence!

An attractive smile is certainly an asset, but you may not have given a lot of thought to the long-term health effects of orthodontic treatment. It’s true that treatment can dramatically alter your appearance, but straighter teeth also result in a healthier smile.

Call the St. Paul Invisalign Dentist Today

Why risk your good oral health with a crooked smile? With all the great adult orthodontics available today, there’s no reason to live with a smile you don’t love. Please call our office and we’ll be happy to talk to you about treatment with invisible braces.

 

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.

Invisalign clear braces are a very aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional braces. Our Highland Park St. Paul Invisalign Dentist office uses this remarkable system because of its advantages to adult patients who want to easily straighten their teeth. Many patients prefer Invisalign clear braces because they are virtually invisible and significantly more comfortable than traditional metal braces.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Before any dental treatment, our dentist will perform a thorough dental exam to identify any underlying problems. Once we decide that Invisalign is the proper choice to correct your misalignment issues, we start the process by taking impressions of your teeth. These will be used to create a series of custom aligner trays that will be used to gently straighten your teeth.

The series of Invisalign aligners are designed to gradually move your teeth into their optimal position. Every two weeks you will move to the next set of aligners that have been carefully calibrated to continue moving your teeth to the next phase in the straightening process. The length of treatment varies by patient, but the entire process usually takes about a year for adults.
 
The Invisalign system is designed to correct moderate alignment issues like:

  • Overbites/Underbite
  • Spaces/gaps in teeth
  • Overcrowding
  • Crooked teeth
What Are The Benefits of Invisalign?

  • Discreet: Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible. It’s unlikely that anyone will notice that you’re wearing your aligner.
  • Removable: You can remove your aligners when you eat, brush your teeth, or when you need to wear a protective mouth guard to participate in sports activities.
  • Comfortable: Invisalign aligners are made of a soft, flexible material and they are much less likely to create any irritation to your mouth.
The Invisalign system is a perfect for quickly and conveniently providing the straight, beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed. The Highland Park St. Paul Invisalign dentist is a certified Invisalign provider, so you know that you are being treated by a professional who is specially trained in this area. Are you ready to change your appearance and boost your self confidence? Contact our office for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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