Invisaligh: Straight talk about misaligned teeth: Ask your doctor what Invisalign treatment can do for you.
What’s healthier about straighter teeth?
Misaligned teeth can lead to premature wear, tooth loss, gum disease and the buildup of bacteria associated with bigger problems including heart disease.
More tan seven out of ten American adults have some kind of issue with their bites such as crowding, spacing or overbites-your doctor may use the word malocclusion.
Malocclusion: abnormal tooth alignment
Are you experiencing any of the following?
*Teeth chipping or wearing
*Food getting caught between teeth
*Self-consciousness when smiling for photos
*Biting lips, cheek or tongue
*Indentations at the gum line
*Speech changes or lisping
*Dry mouth or mouth breathing
*Jaw or muscle pain or headaches
The connection between you health and misaligned teeth.
Painful gums and gum disease:
It’s hard to remove plaque and bacteria from misaligned teeth. This can lead to inflamed gums, soft tissue damage, receding gums, pockets between teeth and gums bone loss and tooth loss.
Early signs of gum disease:
*Bleeding when you brush or floss
There may be no signs of gum disease until the advanced stages.
Gum disease: disease of the soft tissue and bone support around your teeth.
Tooth and gum deterioration and tooth loss:
Poorly aligned teeth can put extra stress and pressure on teeth and the jawbone. This can cause:
*Indentations at the gum line
*Chipped or fractured teeth
Overall health risks:
Problems that start in your mouth can spread to the rest of the your body. Severe gum infections may increase the risk of:
*Problems in pregnancy
*Complication related to diabetes
*Bacteria form a film underneath the gums, particularly where teeth are misaligned. Gum pockets form, further trapping bacteria and debris.
*Bacteria and its byproducts trigger an inflammatory response.
*Your immune system creates white blood cells and proteins to fight the inflammation.
*The combination of bacteria, toxins, white blood cells and acute phase proteins damages the cells that line your coronary arteries, resulting in plaque and leading to hardening of the arteries.
Straight teeth are healthier teeth: when your teeth are properly aligned, the health benefits are clear.
It’s easier to brush and floss around properly aligned teeth and you are less likely to have pockets between gums and teeth that trap bacteria.
Properly aligned teeth reduce plaque retention, tooth decay and the risk of gum disease.
Less wear and trauma:
Aligned teeth reduce the risk of tooth chipping, breaking and wear, which can require expensive procedures to repair. Proper alignment also reduces stress on the jawbone and joints.
Your smile deserves the very best.
With its propriety innovations and decades of research and development. Invisalign clear aligners are unmatched by any other clear aligner system.
This is why more than 4 million patients have chosen to straighten their teeth with Invisalign clear aligners:
*Up to 75% more predictable tooth movement with SmartTrack material for the smile you expect.
*Less painful than braces.
*No restrictions on foods or activities.
*Now up to 50% faster with weekly aligner changes.
*Covered up to 50% by many orthodontic insurance plans.
*Easier to brush and floss for better oral health.
Ask your doctor how Invisalign clear aligners can give you your best smile yet. Still have questions? Learn more at invisalign.com.
Your doctor would like to discuss your malocclusion with you.
Symptoms/signs: biting lips, cheeks or tongue, lisping, speech changes,chipping or wearing of teeth, food traps, bad breath, difficulty flossing, jaw pain and headaches.
Symptoms/signs: biting lips, cheeks or tongue, lisping, speech changes, food traps and bad breath.
Overbite (deep bite):
Symptoms/signs: cold sensitivity; receding gums, indentations at the gum line, chipping or wearing of teeth, dry mouth, mouth breathing; jaw pain and headaches.
Symptoms/signs: chipping or wearing of teeth, dry mouth and mouth breathing.
Edge to edge bite:
Symptoms/signs: cold sensitivity; receding gums, indentations at the gum line; chipping or wearing of teeth; jaw pain and headaches.
Symptoms/signs: cold sensitivity; receding gums; indentations at the gum line; biting lips; cheeks or tongue; lisping; speech changes; dry mouth, mouth breathing, jaw pain and headaches.
Symptoms/signs: cold sensitivity; receding gums, indentations at the gum line, chipping or wearing of teeth, jaw pain and headaches.
Treat the cause of the problem, not just you symptoms. Learn more inside about how properly aligned teeth can help protect your overall health.
Disclaimer: This information was taken from the Invisalign pamphlet and I give the Align Technologies Inc. company full credit for the information. Please call or email them for more information.