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Clear Invisalign Orthodontics

Clear Invisalign Orthodontics Services in Ames, IA

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.

Dr. Niegsch 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.

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.

Please call us at 515-268-0516 to set up your Invisalign appointment today.

Dr. Niegsch has been providing clear orthodontic therapy for his patients since 2008. He’s successfully treated over 100 cases since then and he is one of the most highly respected general practice clear aligner providers in the state of Iowa. Patients share their dramatic results here.

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