Ensuring benefits outweigh the cost of Invisalign treatment from your Greenville dentist
Thousands of teens and adults have had the journey to a better smile made easier with the development of Invisalign orthodontic treatment. Even with the ultimate benefit of traditional braces, there are those who have avoided them due to aesthetics and issues with comfort and oral hygiene. Invisalign is effective at correcting a number of cosmetic and bite issues while maintaining a barely-there profile with strong, clear, plastic aligners.
The aligner trays designed in a high-tech laboratory are discreet, comfortable, and pivotal in the maintenance of oral health. Eating, brushing, and flossing are all easy to do with Invisalign by simply removing trays during these tasks. It is important to remember, that the benefits received outweigh the cost of Invisalign treatment from your Greenville dentist.
With an eye on holistic dentistry, it is our intent to facilitate overall health through the preservation of teeth and gums, and the proper management of natural bacteria in the mouth. This is one of the primary benefits of straightening teeth with Invisalign, oral hygiene is more easily accomplished, and bacteria will have fewer places to hide.
With an aligner-based orthodontic treatment, the teeth are covered for a large portion of each day. As such, the importance of oral hygiene is significantly increased during Invisalign treatment. To sustain optimal oral health, teeth should be brushed twice a day for at least two minutes each time. Flossing is to be performed once a day. The average person without braces of any kind can experience cavities and gum irritation by not following these recommendations. How much more important is oral hygiene for the Invisalign patient, then?
Brushing and flossing teeth serves a few purposes. First, brushing cleans away particles of food and sugary film that are left after a meal. Flossing removes any tiny pieces that are lodged between teeth. More importantly, these tasks pull bacteria out of the nooks and crannies in which they easily collect. These bacteria thrive even in the absence of oxygen, such as the inside of an aligner tray.
To keep teeth and gums in their best condition, the Invisalign patient should brush after every meal or sugary beverage. This step will add a necessary level of protection against the formation of cavities.
During Invisalign treatment, aligner trays require some attention. After brushing and flossing teeth, the aligner trays should be gently brushed and rinsed under cold water, washing away any bacteria that might have collected. Caring for your aligners will keep them looking clear and smelling good.
Anytime you make an investment on your smile, you have the potential to reap lifelong rewards. With proper care, the teeth will remain healthy and beautiful throughout Invisalign treatment.