When people consider straightening crooked teeth, it’s usually to improve their smile’s appearance. After all, who doesn’t want a beautifully aligned smile? But appearance isn’t the only reason to undergo orthodontic treatment. Straighter teeth are healthier teeth that can give you years of quality use. At Dental Art Concepts PLLC, Staten Island, New York, Dr. Matthew Scaffa can help you obtain straighter teeth and a healthier smile through Invisalign treatment.
Unlike traditional braces with metal brackets and wires, Invisalign uses clear, plastic aligners for repositioning crooked teeth. Impressions will be taken of your teeth to have custom-made aligners. When worn, these aligners gently shift your teeth into a straighter position to give you a nicer-looking smile. Invisalign clear aligners are safe and comfortable to wear as they contain no metal pieces to poke your gums, lips, or cheeks. They’re also hardly noticeable on your teeth, making your treatment completely discreet. Additional advantages of Invisalign include:
Crooked, overcrowded, overlapping, or misaligned teeth are an eye sore. That’s true. These are all problems Invisalign can fix to transform your smile’s appearance. Straightening your teeth will also improve your oral health by:
Facilitating oral hygiene – Straighter teeth are easier to brush and floss as you can reach more of the nooks and crannies of your teeth. Good oral hygiene will help minimize plaque build-up that can lead to decay and gum disease.
Improving chewing efficiency – Straightening your teeth will make it easier to chew, so you can enjoy all kinds of nutritious foods that support tooth and gum health. A nutritious diet will be a boon to your overall health as well.
Eliminating bite problems – Bite problems are common with misaligned teeth. Bad bites can hinder chewing, cause wear and tear on your teeth and put undue pressure on your jaw muscles, causing jaw pain and TMJ disorders. By correcting malocclusion issues, Invisalign can improve chewing, eliminate jaw pain and protect the integrity of your teeth.
To schedule a consultation for Invisalign treatment, contact Dental Art Concepts PLLC in Staten Island, NY, at (718) 313-4343. A visit with Dr. Matthew Scaffa can determine if Invisalign is a good option for you.