Invisalign® – Clear Alternative To Braces

 In Yaletown Dental Blog

Are you sick of having crooked teeth? Have you always dreamed of a perfectly shaped smile? Are you afraid to smile because you’re embarrassed about how your teeth look? Well now you don’t have to worry any longer! Invisalign – the clear alternative to braces is here!  Traditionally, we would strap on the metal railroad tracks, better known as braces and would be stuck with them for at least a year. Not only are they unappealing to look at, but your smile is hindered for at least another year. Now you can enjoy your smile, while at the same time improving your oral health! You will love your smile but will also avoid potential oral risks by improving oral structure. Vancouver cosmetic dentist – Yaletown Laser & Cosmetic Dentistry is your Invisalign Provider in Vancouver, BC!

Many oral health risks can arise from poor oral structure. When your teeth don’t align harmoniously, it can cause clenching and grinding (bruxism), excessive wear on teeth, jaw soreness, and even loss of teeth. Causes of these results include, gapped teeth, overbites, underbites, overly crowded bites, openbites, and crossbites.

What Poor Oral Structure Can Lead To

Gaps between teeth can occur by the jawbone abnormally continuing to grow. Extra space in the mouth can also cause teeth to shift into the empty space. Gaped teeth can cause gum problems such as periodontal pockets and increased risk of periodontal disease due to the lack of protection by the teeth. Overbites are typically a result of genetics, bad oral habits, or overdevelopment of bone that supports the teeth.  Overbites can cause gum problems, wear on the lower teeth, and painful jaw and joint problems. Underbites occurs as a result of undergrowth of the upper jaw, overgrowth of the lower jaw, or missing upper teeth. Underbites can cause excessive tooth wear, and jaw and joint problems. Abnormal jaw structure or thumb sucking often causes open bites. An open bite can cause poor or painful chewing, speech impairment, and thermo-mandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Overly crowded bites occur when there is a lack of room in your jaw to accommodate all of your teeth. Crowded bites can cause plaque accumulation, tooth decay, and increased risk of gum disease. Crossbites occur when both jaws are misaligned. Crossbites can cause excessive wear of teeth, gum disease, and bone loss.

Invisalign® Advantages

By using Invisalign® to correct the structure of your teeth you will reduce the risks of potential oral problems but will also love your new smile! Smiling has a direct correlation on your overall health. The act of smiling activates neural messaging that benefits your health. If you are nervous to smile because of how your teeth look, you can never unlock your health potential. The benefits of a healthy smile also extend to the business world. Be confident, use that new radiant smile, and close the next big deal in your life!

Invisalign® allows you to improve your health and smile aesthetics without anyone even realizing you’re wearing braces. Whether you wore braces as a kid and your teeth are moving back into their old crooked position, or it’s your first time wearing braces; the removable, clear alternative to traditional braces is Invisalign®.

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