We hear or see that phrase: “It’s never too late” all of the time. There is a lot of truth in it, and it is especially true where your overall oral health is concerned. It is never too late to take action and get your teeth and gums in the best condition possible, and Dr. Grant Burdick of Designed Smiles in Brea, CA, encourages patients to consider the use of cosmetic dentistry and benefits of Invisalign when working on their oral health.
It is a common misunderstanding, but cosmetic dentistry can improve your overall oral health. This is because Dr. Burdick does not begin any cosmetic treatment until he is sure that your teeth and gums are in the best shape. He also considers if cosmetic treatments might even help your teeth get to that optimal state.
As your preferred dentist in Brea, he may do an exam and realize that alignment would help improve the condition of your bite, make cleaning and flossing easier, and also improve the appearance of your smile too. If he feels that may be the case, he may recommend the use of clear aligners known as Invisalign.
Not actually clear braces, they are an entirely covert way to straighten your teeth using a series of customized trays or aligners that slide discreetly over the teeth, slowly shifting them into optimal position.
While their invisibility is a major bonus for those who don’t want anyone to know they are having their teeth straightened, the benefits of Invisalign also include:
Unlike wires and braces, the clear aligners are smooth and safe to wear at all times – even as you sleep. Also, you can wear them during active sports without worrying that a blow to your face will cause damage to the soft tissue inside your mouth. The absence of metal also means no irritation to the soft tissue or any risk of allergy.
No wires means comfort, but the benefits of Invisalign include that they remove easily for eating and for cleaning the teeth. This means you can comfortably and safely floss and brush, without any worries of upsetting the process by pulling off a bracket or tugging a wire loose.
Another benefit of the clear aligners is that they are computer designed and create an image of your teeth once the process is done. You can get a sneak preview of your new smile thanks to the Invisalign technology.
If you have additional questions about the benefits of Invisalign, or about any of the other treatments mentioned here, give us a call at our Brea, CA office at 714-529-0100. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly. To learn more about Invisalign, view our Invisalign overview blog.