There is a common misconception that crooked, misaligned teeth only affect the appearance. Therefore many people think that if they don’t mind not having straight teeth then there is no reason to bother with them. The fact of the matter is that crooked teeth can be at a higher risk of oral health problems, which makes straightening teeth something for health improvement. There is another misconception that the only way to straighten teeth is with clunky metal braces, but that is not true either. If you live in or near Sheridan, WY, talk to your Grinnell Street dentist about Invisalign for your smile.
Lower Risk of Oral Health Issues
Teeth that overlap or line up next to each other at odd angles are in danger of damage and decay. The risk for damage increases because the teeth can bump into each other in ways they were not designed to do. The risk for decay increases because crooked teeth can be harder to clean. Bacteria can linger in the nooks and crannies created by the overlaps in the smile. Because the smile is harder to keep clean, it could also be at a higher risk of developing gum disease. Advanced gum disease can lead to tooth loss, heart disease, and more health problems. Straightening your teeth can lower the risks of damage, decay, gum disease, and the issues that could domino after each of these.
Invisalign treatment is an orthodontic treatment using clear acrylic aligners custom-made for your smile. The aligners are barely perceptible in person or in photos, which makes it ideal for anyone worried about the way metal braces would have looked. Invisalign gently nudges your teeth into the proper alignment over the course of 18 months or so. During which, you will wear the set of aligners each day for about 22 hours. You can remove them at your leisure to eat, drink, brush, floss, etc.
Are you considering straightening your teeth?
Straighter teeth can lead to a healthier smile. Schedule an consultation by calling Grinnell Street Dental in Sheridan, WY, at (307) 672-7567. We also proudly serve the residents of Gillette, Billings, Miles City, and all surrounding communities.