September 19, 2016
Welcome to another September edition of the Synergy Dental Center blog!
If you live in the Gillette, Wyoming area, we’d love to see your smiling face in one of our chairs this Fall.
For those of you who are plagued with certain orthodontic issues, we have some encouraging news for you: it’s not too late to do something about it, even if your teen years are a blurry haze of good times and bad decisions.
Dr. Porter is highly skilled at transforming smiles for adult patients, and improving oral health along the way. Here’s our secret: we do it with Invisalign!
What Does Invisalign Involve?
You won’t believe how different Invisalign is from the conventional treatments.
The first thing you will notice is that Invisalign leaves the awkward metal brackets and wires out of the picture.
Instead, this modern method gets the job done through a series of clear plastic aligner trays. Your Invisalign aligners can be switched out at home (by you) every two weeks, thus eliminating the need for in-office adjustments and time off of work or school.
Plus, your aligners are virtually invisible which means that they won’t be noticed by anyone who might be looking. No rude comments or childish nicknames will accompany your treatment!
The aligners are also far more comfortable to wear than old-school metal braces, and they won’t cause any bleeding or mouth sores along the way.
Here’s the coolest feature: they aren’t permanently affixed to your mouth so you can pop them out at dinner time. No special diets required!
What’s more, cleaning your equipment is a breeze. No special tools will be needed.
Unlike old-school metal braces, you won’t have to wait around 2-3 years to see the difference the treatment will make in your smile. You can expect amazing results, with Dr. Porter directing your treatment, in only about 12 months!
So, you see, Invisalign can help you get a better-looking smile. But this program also boosts your oral health by taking on some big concerns including…
An overbite can place extra stress on your teeth and lead to worn-down or cracked teeth. Invisalign handles your bite problems now saving you time and expense down the road.
Sure crowded teeth look bad. But did you know that crowded teeth can actually increase your chances of developing periodontal disease? Teeth that are too close together are difficult to keep clean. Bacteria will be able to avoid your toothbrush and dental floss. As the dangerous plaque builds up and causes inflammation and infection, tooth loss and other health issues can result.
Gaps in your smile will be embarrassing. But that’s not the worst part of the problem. Your individual teeth will not be adequately protected by the surrounding teeth as long as those spaces are there. Invisalign can help you hold onto your natural teeth by shifting things into better placement.
Go For It!
We hope you have been inspired by today’s post to take the next step towards a better-looking, healthier smile!
The only way to know if Invisalign could work for you is to come in for a visit and let Dr. Porter assess your unique situation. Contact our Gillette, WY dentist’s office to get started!