Oral Health Challenges That Poor Dental Alignment Can Cause

If you have problems with the alignment of your teeth, you can struggle to feel comfortable with your smile. Conspicuous spaces and awkward overlaps can be distracting, give you an asymmetrical appearance, and interfere with your overall confidence. Because poor dental alignment can affect the a person’s self-image, patients who look into orthodontic work often focus on its cosmetic value. While you can certainly be impressed with how straighter teeth can help your appearance, you should know that your alignment problems can also create problems for your oral health. Crooked teeth can make it harder for you to bite and chew properly, and keep your teeth safe against cavities and gum disease. At our Rochester, MN dental practice, we can offer meaningful improvements to your smile and oral health with Invisalign treatment!

Orthodontic Work Can Help With Your Dental Function And Oral Health

Ideally, a person’s bite will be free of imbalances, and capable of applying even pressure. Any issues that cause you to overuse certain teeth, or move in an awkward fashion, can make you vulnerable to oral health issues. You may wear down particular teeth, and make them more vulnerable to cavities. You can also create more stress than you realize for your jaw joints and muscles, and start to experience painful issues connected to TMJ disorder.

When a person has teeth that overlap, they can have a difficult time fully cleaning their enamel. Those spaces where teeth intersect can be difficult to properly brush, so bacteria can gather. If this continues to be a problem, you can have a harder time avoiding tooth decay and gum disease.

Planning Orthodontic Treatment With Invisalign Aligners

You may be excited to have a discreet treatment option if you want to straighten your smile, but still have questions about Invisalign. Can removable appliances really help you fix gaps and overlaps? Are clear braces truly difficult for others to observe? How easily can Invisalign appliances be removed? Thanks to Invisalign treatment, you can have discreet appliances shift your teeth into their proper places. This can make you more comfortable with your appearance during your adjustment, particularly in professional or social contexts. You can also be glad to have aligners that are easy to remove, so they are never in your way when you want to eat, or clean your teeth.

We Can Make Orthodontic Treatment Easier, And Shorter

Invisalign can provide many smile-friendly benefits. When you come to our practice for your adjustment, our goal is to make this already welcome process easier, and potentially shorter than you might think possible! Thanks to modern imaging technology, we can make the process of planning your treatment more comfortable, and we can even show you a preview of your corrected smile! With Propel Orthodontic technology, we can adjust your treatment time, and help you see your results in as little as one year.

Talk To Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry About Invisalign Treatment

At Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry, patients who want to do something about crooked teeth can be excited to learn about the advantages of Invisalign treatment! If you have questions, or if you are ready to start your adjustment, please call (507) 281-3659 to schedule a consultation.