Clear Invisalign Orthodontics
Clear Invisalign Orthodontics Services in Ames, IA
It’s easy to get straighter teeth at our Ames, Iowa dentist office. Dentistry At Somerset has been providing clear orthodontic therapy for patients since 2008. Our office has treated hundreds of cases since then and we’re one of the most highly respected general practice clear orthodontics providers in the state of Iowa.
Straight Teeth Are Healthier Teeth
Straight, properly aligned teeth can help you avoid the negative effects of periodontal disease.
- Healthier Gums: Properly aligned teeth are easier to brush and floss than crowded or crooked teeth. Properly positioned teeth can help gums “fit” more tightly around them, which may lead to better periodontal health.
- Improved Hygiene: With good oral hygiene, the chances of having plaque retention, tooth decay, and periodontal disease can be reduced.
- Decreased Risk of Abnormal Wear and Tear: Properly aligned teeth also reduce the risk of expensive procedures required to repair the effects of abnormal force, such as tooth chipping, breaking, or wear; and can be less stressful on the supporting jaw bone and joints.
In straightening your teeth the appearance of your smile will improve, and your gums will be healthier, which means you’ll be less likely to have premature damage or wearing down of your teeth. Teeth that fit together and function properly last longer and require much less dental work in the long run.
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Malocclusion Is A Disease
Teeth that are not aligned properly in your mouth create what dentists call “malocclusion.” Left untreated, malocclusion can lead to periodontal disease and create abnormal amounts of stress on teeth and jaws, which lead to premature wear. Research shows that periodontal disease is associated with several other diseases. For a long time it was thought that bacteria was the factor that linked periodontal disease to other disease in the body; however, more recent research demonstrates that inflammation may be responsible for the association. Therefore, treating inflammation may not only help manage periodontal diseases but may also help with the management of other chronic inflammatory conditions.
Malocclusion Affects 74% of American Adults
If you have crooked teeth, it may affect your periodontal health because it is difficult to remove plaque when teeth are not aligned. Periodontal disease can begin as gum redness or bleeding while brushing or flossing, and you may notice bad breath. If not treated, gum inflammation can become worse, leading to soft tissue damage, receding gums, the formation of pockets between teeth and gums, bone loss and tooth loss.
Our office chooses to use Invisalign clear aligner therapy for teeth straightening. Invisalign uses custom-made clear aligners that are almost invisible, to gently move your teeth into a more ideal position. Invisalign fits easily into your active lifestyle and are almost invisible, so you’re the only one that needs to know you’re doing it.
Learn more about how crooked teeth affect your overall health
Invisalign is Easy to Integrate Into Your Life
Straightening your teeth is easy to fit into your active, busy lifestyle. Learn more about home care with Invisalign.