Malocclusion is defined as crooked teeth or a misaligned bite. If you have malocclusion, Dr. Guarnieri may recommend Invisalign® in Longwood, Florida, to help you reach a straight smile. Invisalign is a set of aligners that is designed specifically for your smile. They are worn over the teeth for 20 to 22 hours a day to gently straighten the smile. Every week or two, you will receive the next set of aligners to further your straightening treatment.
Having straight teeth has many benefits to you and your smile.
Better Oral Health
Red, swollen gums can be the result of teeth that are too crowded or gapped. Unhealthy gums are a sign of gum disease. With straight teeth, the gums can fit more properly around the teeth.
Proper Oral Hygiene
Properly cleaning crooked teeth can be very difficult. Missing plaque and food particles often happen when the teeth aren’t properly aligned. Straight teeth are much easier to care for. In addition, cleaning your teeth is much easier with Invisalign than with braces, as Invisalign aligners are removable.
The teeth and mouth are the windows to the health of your body. Some conditions in the mouth, like gum disease, are linked to conditions in the body. As a result, improved oral health leads to improved overall health. Straight, healthy teeth can also correct speech and chewing hardships, jaw issues, and eliminate unnatural wear on the tooth enamel.
We invite you to contact Dental Partners Longwood today to learn more about Invisalign and to schedule a consultation with our dentist.