gum disease affects the foundation of your gum and bone.
This means that gum disease can pose a significant threat to oral hygiene and general healthcare.
It is absolutely imperative that your gum condition and state is stabilized prior to any form of orthodontic treatment.
An orthodontic consultation is essential, so our Invisalign dentists can accurately depict if straightening your teeth is possible with Invisalign and see if any other oral issues like gum disease need correcting.
Often the result of gum disease can negatively impact all, and otherwise usually, successful dental treatments; this is because gum disease can affect the integrity of the hold on the teeth, perhaps even causing the teeth to become loose.
gum disease & invisalign: the facts
Gum disease can impact a person’s mouth to varying degrees.
We must establish the level of gum disease present before commencing any teeth straightening treatment and take specific measures to correct it. What’s great about Invisalign is that it can strengthen your oral foundation and help keep gum disease at bay.
The aligners are removed to eat, drink, floss and teeth brushing.
You are also required to brush your teeth after every meal, which prevents food from teeth being stuck in your teeth, converting into bacteria and causing gum disease. The plastic barrier also prevents saliva from reaching the gums.
the effects of gum disease on invisalign
All forms of orthodontic treatment involve moving the teeth.
When the foundation that holds teeth in place is already unstable, the additional forces of the orthodontic treatment that move the teeth can cause unpredictable movement in the tooth or teeth.
This leads to unwanted tooth movement and unpredictable treatment outcomes.
The forces applied in orthodontic treatment may even exacerbate the gum disease and worsen it.
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The process starts with a FREE discovery consultation where we discuss your needs and requirements with a Computerised Photographic Assessment to help you understand the possibilities.
We are at this stage, able to assist you with potential options available to you.
Depending on your requirements we can customize and tailor-make individual treatments plan to suit your needs and budgets.
We can also provide you with a computer-aided smile analysis and a handcrafted Trial Preview, to gives you the opportunity to see your smile before we even touch your teeth.
We also use Bite Analysis technology to ensure a long-lasting, comfortable and healthy final result.
Invisalign treatment can be used to widely correct many orthodontic issues.
The procedure solves oral problems like:
- Overcrowding, which causes crooked teeth
- Diastema; spaces between teeth
- Narrow buccal corridors also referred to as narrow smiles/arches
- Rotated teeth
For the best results, you will be required to wear your aligners for 22 hours each day. They can be removed to eat, drink, floss and brush.
Yes, in order to avoid retention, retainers are to be worn following treatment – the length of time will vary from patient to patient and will be advised by the dentist during your consultation.
We know that seeing is believing and with Invisalign SmileView, you can do exactly that; see your new smile.
All you need to do is upload a photo of yourself smiling to Invisalign in order to see how powerful the aligners could be to transform your smile and teeth.
You can upload via your mobile device and laptop and in just 30 seconds you can visualise what your smile could look like.
When visiting our practice for a consultation, we will show you a computer-generated simulation of your smile, so please do bear in mind that we will do extra work here to meet your requirements and expectations, so our results may vary slightly. But rest assured, the results will be great!
- Strengthens oral health
- Does not disrupt the day-to-day
- Treatment is done at home and in private
- Fewer dental appointments
- Monthly orthodontic readjustments
- More comfortable
- Results are noticeable in just a few weeks
- No wires, no brackets, no bands and no metal
With over 25 years of experience, Perfect Smile Studios has a highly skilled team that has access to the latest dental technology.
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Some discomfort can be experienced when wearing them for the first time as your mouth get used to them, however, this is nothing compared to the discomfort experienced when braces are tightened or placed. Made from SmartTrack materials, Invisalign is designed to be comfortable and non-disruptive to daily lives or activities.
You will be provided with spares in case this happens! However, if you have lost your spare you should get in touch with us immediately so we can organise for a new one to be sent to you.
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compare invisalign against other brace systems
|Duration||Worn 22 hours a day (3-12 months)||Cemented 24/7 (18 months)|
|Maintenance||Aligners need to be kept clean by brushing and rinsing||Brush teeth whilst wearing braces and floss|
|Appointments||Initial consultation, fitting appointment and review||Regular visits to get braces tightened and final removal|
|Aftercare||Requires a retainer||Requires a retainer|
|Ideal for||Children, teens and adults||Complex dental problems|