Studies have shown your smile is the first thing strangers notice about you; and is the predominate feature in that all important first impression. Straight, white teeth in a beautiful smile say to others you are friendly and reliable. What message does your smile give to those around you?
Unless you were born with perfectly straight teeth, most people can benefit from correcting teeth that are not aligned properly. Some people use invisalign for cosmetic reasons, but others need to correct conditions that directly impact their health. Left untreated, these malaligned teeth that have gaps or are crowded make them more difficult to keep clean which can lead to diseases of the gums. Periodontal disease has been shown to increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. These non-aligned teeth can also increase the amount of stress on teeth and jaws, which leads to abnormal breakdown of the teeth such as chipping and breaking, even loose teeth and eventually tooth loss.
Invisalign are clear braces that work like conventional braces, but can take less time and much less discomfort. There are no metal bands to attach and no wires to tighten. You wear a series of aligners created for your mouth made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. These aligners gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, as each 2 weeks or so you change to a new aligner. You pop out the aligners to brush your teeth, to eliminate areas of discoloration on your teeth and use your same flossing technique to maintain periodontal health. Also they are not on your teeth when you eat, so there is no chance of food becoming lodged in any wires or brackets.
Dr. DuCoin is the Preferred dentist for Invisalign in the Stuart area. He has helped hundreds of people achieve the bright, healthy smile they desire. He can offer all options to improve your alignment, such as veneers, crowns or composites. Call us at 772 287-6159 for a consultation to see if invisalign is the treatment for you. ask about before and after pictures so you can see for yourself what a dazzling smile you can have.