Dr. Manveen Atwal is pleased to offer Invisalign® for our patients in Gainesville, Florida who are looking for a straighter smile. Invisalign is an alternative to wearing braces, by using a system of clear aligners worn incrementally and gradually shifting the teeth to where they need to be for a straight, aligned smile.
As Invisalign aligners are made from clear plastic, they are more comfortable than the system of brackets and wires used in traditional metal braces. Additionally, metal brackets and wires can cause mouth sores and injuries from irritating sensitive tissues, and cavities because they are harder to clean which makes it easier for plaque to build up.
Wearing Invisalign clear aligners, you can eat and drink your usual fare without worry, and since you don’t wear the aligners while eating, you can thoroughly clean your teeth after eating. This improved hygiene protects your pearly whites.
When the teeth are aligned correctly, the gums tend to fit more completely around the teeth, which prevents periodontal disease because the roots of the tooth are protected properly.
Why is hygiene so important to your smile? Well, if you don’t clean your teeth well every day, which can happen with metal braces, you are vulnerable to the following oral health concerns:
–Halitosis (bad breath)
–Sores in the mouth
–Gums that bleed
According to the American Dental Association, oral infections can lead to the following: diabetes, stroke, pneumonia, and even heart disease. With Invisalign, not only can you get a straighter smile, you can do so without damaging your teeth or your oral health.
To find out how Invisalign can help your smile, or if you would like a consultation, please call our Gainesville Dental Associates team today at 352-231-8451. Dr. Manveen Atwal is happy to consult with you to see if Invisalign is right for your smile!