At Red Mountain Family Dental in Mesa, Arizona, Dr. Scott Josephson and Dr. Timothy Yu are pleased to offer Invisalign® for our patients who are seeking a smile correction. Invisalign is a healthy alternative to wearing traditional metal braces, as it uses a system of clear aligners worn incrementally to gradually shift the teeth.
Unlike Invisalign, metal brackets and wires can cause mouth sores and injuries by irritating sensitive tissues in the mouth, and contribute to cavities because teeth are harder to clean–making it easier for harmful plaque to accumulate.
With Invisalign, you remove the aligners whenever you eat, which also allows you to thoroughly clean your teeth afterwards. This improved oral hygiene serves to protect your pearly whites, unlike wearing metal braces.
When your chompers are properly aligned, the gums fit more completely around the teeth, which helps to prevent periodontal disease because the roots of the tooth are protected.
What happens if you don’t clean your teeth well daily (which can happen with metal braces)? Your mouth becomes vulnerable to the following oral health conditions: tooth decay, gum disease, halitosis (bad breath), sores in the mouth, and swollen or bleeding gums.
With oral infections, it isn’t just your mouth that suffers, your health can pay the price as well. According to the American Dental Association, oral infections can lead to diabetes, stroke, pneumonia, and heart disease. With Invisalign, not only can you straighten your smile, but it won’t come as a cost to your teeth, gums or your overall health.
To learn more about Invisalign, please give our Red Mountain Family Dental team in Mesa, Arizona, a call at 480-641-4165. Dr. Scott Josephson and Dr. Timothy Yu are always here to help! We welcome the opportunity to show you how Invisalign can protect your health while giving you the smile you have been waiting for!