Invisalign® Health Benefits
Grove City Dentist Serving Columbus, Dublin, Hilliard, Ohio
The aesthetic and comfort advantages of Invisalign over traditional metal braces are clear. But the innovative design of Invisalign offers a number of health-related benefits as well.
If Grove City dentist and Invisalign provider Dr. Raymond Sheridan determines that Invisalign is the best treatment option for your bite condition, we will discuss the full range of benefits and dental hygiene recommendations with you prior to beginning the Invisalign process.
Advantages of Removable Aligners
The Invisalign system consists of a series of clear, custom-fit aligners that you change at two-week intervals to progressively bring your teeth into alignment. The aligners are constructed of an FDA-approved, dental-grade, BPA-free plastic and are made to fit snugly over your teeth.
Although you need to wear Invisalign aligners 20 to 22 hours per day to achieve the desired results, the aligners are removable for eating and cleaning. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign comes with no restrictions regarding food, so you can maintain a healthy, balanced diet without having to worry about food particles lodging in metal brackets and contributing to plaque buildup.
Invisalign aligners are also easy to clean, which means it’s easy for you to maintain good oral hygiene. You can brush, floss and rinse normally after eating. Your Invisalign aligners are simple to clean by brushing and rinsing them in warm water.
Aesthetic and Functional Benefits of Invisalign
The primary benefits of Invisalign, of course, come after you complete the treatment process.
A properly aligned bite can enhance your self-confidence, but it also contributes to your overall dental health. A stable bite and aligned teeth contribute to healthier gums and help protect the structure of your teeth.
When your upper and lower jaws are aligned, you also gain improved functionality in how you speak, chew and swallow. Proper alignment of the jaw can also eliminate certain painful conditions such as chronic headaches that accompany undue stress on the joints and muscles in the jaw and mouth.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits or cost of Invisalign, please contact Grove City, OH dentist and authorized Invisalign provider Dr. Raymond Sheridan atSheridan Dental to schedule a free consultation.