Invisalign® is the Clear, Metal-Free Alternative to Braces
Benefits of Invisalign
Crooked Teeth are a Real Health Concern
Crooked or misaligned teeth is called Malocclusion. Malocclusion affects approximately 74% of adults in the United States. If not treated, malocclusion can lead to periodontal disease, and create abnormal wear and stress on teeth and jaws.
Early signs of periodontal disease can begin as bad breath, gum redness or bleeding during brushing or flossing.
Straight, properly aligned teeth can help you avoid the negative effects of periodontal disease. When your teeth are straight it is easier to thoroughly brush and floss than teeth that are crowded or crooked.
Poorly aligned teeth also create unnatural stress and pressure on teeth and jaws. Excessive pressure can cause the teeth to chip and develop notches at the gum line. This premature wear on teeth can lead to poor root support, loose teeth, and eventually tooth loss. Properly aligned teeth help reduce the effects of abnormal force on teeth, such as tooth chipping, breaking, or wear.
Invisalign is effective in treating moderate to severe conditions of malocclusion. Invisalign is a comfortable, metal-free alternative to braces. Another great aspect of Invisalign is that the brace aligners are removable! This allows patients to brush and floss normally to preserve their oral hygiene. The average treatment time for Invisalign patients is 1 year, with check-up visits to Dr. Aver every month or two to review patient’s progress and to obtain new aligners.