There are many treatments within the dental world that are meant to address both aesthetic and practical areas at once, and a great example here are Invisalign treatments. These innovative orthodontic devices are much more aesthetically pleasing than traditional braces for many wearers, but it's also important not to forget that they carry out several vital oral health functions in the process.
At Hillfield Pediatric & Family Dentistry, we're happy to offer a variety of orthodontic treatments to Layton and nearby clients, including braces and Invisalign options for all our patients. What are some of the chief oral health benefits that come with Invisalign treatments? We'll go over several in this two-part blog series.
If you're unfamiliar with periodontal disease, it refers to an infection of the gums and supporting structures that can cause damage to tooth enamel, loosening teeth in their sockets, or even warranting extraction. It's a severe issue that needs to be addressed quickly and effectively, and Invisalign treatments are capable of doing just that.
By re-aligning your bite with the use of these devices, it helps reduce the strain on gums and soft tissues, allowing them to heal and recover from any damage that may have already been done. It's a great way for dental professionals to help restore your oral health, while also delivering much needed aesthetic improvements through the process.
In the oral health world, the term "mobility" is generally a bad one — it refers to the loosening of certain teeth in their sockets due to underlying disease or damage. When left untreated, this can lead to a wide range of potential oral health issues, including gum recession and tooth loss.
Fortunately, Invisalign treatments are capable of limiting mobility by re-aligning the bite and preventing any further damage from occurring. This helps restore teeth to their original position and limits any potential future damage from taking place.
Tooth decay and cavities are two all-too-common dental issues, but luckily Invisalign treatments can help reduce your risk for both of these. By having a correctly aligned bite, it helps ensure that food particles are limited in their ability to accumulate and cause damage, allowing for easier brushing and flossing.
This also enables patients to more effectively remove any plaque buildup or other substances from the teeth, making them less likely to have tooth decay or cavities in the process. It's an incredibly important benefit of Invisalign treatments that shouldn't be overlooked.
These are just a few of the many oral health benefits associated with Invisalign treatments. Stay tuned for our second part in this series, which will cover even more advantages that can be gained through these innovative devices!
At Hillfield Pediatric & Family Dentistry, we're proud to provide an array of options for our patients in the Layton area, including traditional braces and Invisalign treatments. To learn more about how we can help you or a loved one reach their oral health goals, please don't hesitate to contact us today! We look forward to hearing from you soon.