Orthodontically moving teeth has many oral health benefits and is a conservative non-invasive approach to a naturally healthy smile.
I recommend Invisalign© clear aligner therapy for patients electing orthodontic intervention, eliminating the need for metal wires and brackets and the challenges of maintaining good dental hygiene. Typically patients elect orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth but in fact there are many dental health reasons beyond the obvious aesthetic rationale. Teeth are designed to function in a particular way, when they are in a misaligned position, they tend to wear and chip unevenly and food will get caught more readily potentially contributing to the development of cavities and gum disease. Teeth in proper alignment are easier to maintain helping to prevent tooth decay, cracked teeth and gum disease.
For patients interested in clear aligner therapy a thorough examination is performed of the teeth and gums, x-rays taken if necessary, followed by photographs and an intra oral scan of the mouth. Soon after the patient returns for a follow-up visit to evaluate the fit of the aligners, adjustments to the teeth if required and you are on your way to a healthier and more attractive smile.