Health Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign helps you maintain a healthy mouthDrs. Edward and Georgie Rosenbaum are happy to see you back at NorthPointe Family Dentistry! In their combined experience of over 50 years Drs. Rosenbaum have seen the aesthetic benefits of Invisalign frequently touted, but not so much their health benefits. This is unfortunate because there are important health reasons for seeking treatment for crooked, misaligned, and crowded teeth. While many people may have evaded wearing traditional braces out of fear of the infamous metal mouth, Invisalign makes many of the disadvantages associated with metal braces obsolete by replacing the metallic components with clear plastic aligners. The modern technology of clear braces has made achieving a beautiful, straight smile convenient and comfortable, which makes it easier for you to maintain your oral health. In what follows we go into depth as to why this is.


A Straight Smile is a Healthy Mouth

We brush our teeth in order to protect ourselves from the excessive accrual of plaque and bacteria. When our smiles are crooked or crowded, however, reaching some of our teeth’s surfaces can be a challenge. Teeth angled in abnormal directions, or a tooth covered by other closely-packed teeth, can be more difficult to reach, which means these hard-to-brush surfaces will receive less-than-ideal attention. Poor dental hygiene can attract gum disease, tooth decay, and other significant oral health problems. Restoring the beauty to your smile can help prevent these dental care complications by making it easier to maintain a clean and healthy mouth.

Invisalign holds a distinct advantage over traditional metal braces in the realm of oral hygiene. Traditional braces will fill your mouth with dozens of tiny metal brackets and a crisscrossing network of thin wire. Brushing behind and around these components can be just as demanding as cleaning an imperfect smile, which may jeopardize your dental health. At NorthPointe, in Calgary, AB we believe that a straighter smile shouldn’t come at the expense of your wellbeing, which is why we recommend Invisalign to our patients. Since Invisalign aligners — which are virtually invisible while being worn — can be removed, there is no added struggle to keeping your teeth clean, your gums healthy, and your mouth fresh.

The health-related attributes of clear braces is what makes them perfect for teens and for those of us who are simply too busy to worry about meticulous and time-consuming cleaning instructions. Staying healthy with Invisalign is no different than staying healthy regularly: brush a minimum of twice a day and floss on a daily basis. We also advise that you schedule routine dental checkups to benefit from thorough cleanings, which helps eliminate bacteria and plaque that can otherwise wreak havoc in your teeth and gums.


Schedule Your Consultation in Calgary, AB

Not only will Invisalign help you achieve the picture perfect smile you deserve, it will do so while making it easy for you to remain orally strong and healthy. If you would like to learn more about how Invisalign can benefit you, contact NorthPointe Family Dentistry to schedule a FREE, no-obligation consultation with Drs. Rosenbaum today!