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The Oral Health Benefits of Invisalign

August 29, 2019
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Posted By: Northwest Arkansas Family Dental
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If your teeth are not as straight as you would like them to be, but you don’t want wire braces, Invisalign may be the best option for you. Invisalign in Fayetteville, AR is a discreet way to straighten your teeth—perfect for adults and older teens.

Often when people decide to straighten their teeth, they don’t consider the oral health benefits that come with an even smile.

Let’s explore the oral health benefits of Invisalign in Fayetteville, AR.

Straight Teeth Are Easier to Clean

If your teeth overlap or twist, it is difficult to floss effectively. Bacteria and plaque also hide in these nooks, and your toothbrush doesn’t stand a chance.

When teeth are straight, it is much easier to maintain an effective oral hygiene routine at home. When teeth are easier to clean, you lower your risk for cavities and other oral health issues like root infections.

Straight Teeth Mean Less Wear on Enamel

When teeth are crooked, and your bite is misaligned, certain teeth provide most of your bite force, and this promotes uneven wear on your enamel. Without diligence, this can lead to cavities and breakage.

Straight teeth provide and even bite force across your smile.

How Invisalign Works

Invisalign starts with a dental exam in our Fayetteville, AR dental office. If you’re a good candidate for Invisalign, a dental professional takes an impression of your teeth, and we use this model to order a series of clear aligners. You change your aligners every few weeks to gradually straighten your smile.  

You can remove Invisalign to brush, floss, eat, and drink. How long you wear your aligners and how often is left to the discretion of your Fayetteville, AR dentist.

Start Your Journey to a Straight Smile Today

If you would like to schedule an Invisalign exam for yourself or your older teen, contact our dental office today.

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