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Maximize Your Oral Health and Improve Your Smile with Invisalign

Maximize Your Oral Health and Improve Your Smile with Invisalign

Are you self-conscious about your smile? Do you wish that you had teeth that were whiter or straighter than yours currently are? Are you interested in exploring orthodontic options, but also concerned about your overall oral health? One of the best ways to rapidly improve your smile is with Invisalign. How can you improve your smile and your oral health with this treatment? Read on to find out more!

Align Your Bite to Avoid Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is a severe problem for people of every age, and it can be particularly common in those who have tight teeth, crowded teeth, or crooked bites. Sadly, even if these people do a perfect job brushing and flossing, the areas of their mouths where teeth are crowded or overlapping are more likely to accumulate plaque and other bacteria.

Whether or not you have not experienced cavities yet, Invisalign is an excellent way to help avoid tooth decay now and in the future. When your teeth are properly aligned, it will be easy to clean each one thoroughly and prevent the accumulation of plaque and the eventual need for fillings or a root canal.

Prevent Periodontal Disease

Did you know straight teeth are not just a cosmetic issue? Invisalign can help you avoid eventual periodontal disease. If your teeth are poorly aligned and your bite is not correct, you are at an elevated risk of accumulating plaque on the gum line and around your teeth. Plaque is not just a problem because it leads to tooth decay. It can also lead to gum recession, bad breath, bleeding, discomfort when you brush and floss, and eventual tooth loss.

Invisalign is a safe and convenient way to align your bite and avoid all these issues. Additionally, avoiding periodontal disease is particularly important because of the many serious health conditions that are linked with gum disease. Heart disease, infertility, and even pancreatic cancer have been connected to periodontal disease. Let your dentist help you avoid these severe health consequences with Invisalign!

Avoid TMJ Disorder

Your temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, is what goes between your jawbone and the rest of your skull. On each side of your jaw, there is one TMJ. Unfortunately, many people develop TMJ disorder. This can lead to clicking noises when you eat or talk, structural damage to your teeth, pain, discomfort in your jaw joint, and even headaches and sleep disorders.

One of the biggest suspected causes of TMJ disorder is a poorly aligned smile. Invisalign is an easy and comfortable way to properly align your bite. With an aligned bite, it will be easier to eat without any pain and keep your jaw and temporomandibular joint in excellent condition. If you currently have TMJ disorder, reach out to your dentist in Rolla to learn more about how Invisalign could potentially help you.

Make Your Bite More Comfortable 

Aside from the pain and discomfort associated with tooth decay, a bite that is not properly aligned can also lead to obstacles in your personal life. It can be challenging to speak clearly and eat food if your bite is not correctly aligned. This can make you feel self-conscious about speaking or even require you to speak speech therapy or additional corrections.

Your dentist will be able to guide you through the Invisalign process from start to finish so that you can feel awesome about how you look and talk again. If you have a specific concern now, you should mention it during your consultation to ensure that it will be properly addressed over the course of your treatment.


713 Salem Avenue Suite A, Rolla MO 65401

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Phone: (573) 368-7325


1116 S. Main Street, Salem MO 65560

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WED - THU Closed

FRI 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

SAT - SUN Closed

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Phone: (573) 729-7701