Does Invisalign Have Any Health Benefits?

Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Hampton, Portsmouth - VA

Invisalign is an excellent alternative to traditional metal braces. Countless numbers of our Norfolk patients have chosen Invisalign for its subtle, virtually invisible appearance, convenience, and comfort. But did you know there are health benefits as well? To learn more about Invisalign, please contact Norfolk Invisalign dentist Dr. Michael Folck today at 755-428-7440 to arrange a consultation.

Invisalign consists of a series of invisible plastic straighteners, each of which is slightly different from the previous one. Each new straightener gently moves your teeth closer to their final, corrected positions. After about a year (each custom Invisalign straightener is worn for two weeks), your teeth will have reached a more natural, attractive position.

Far from just a convenient, attractive alternative to metal braces, Invisalign actually offers some health benefits as well.

  • Healthier gums: Metal braces can irritate gum tissue. While this usually disappears after a period of adjustment, every patient is different, and each in-office adjustment brings the possibility of additional irritation.
  • Easier cleaning: Although you’ll need to wear your Invisalign aligners as much as possible, they are removable for meals and for your daily brushing and flossing routines. This creates a more sanitary environment in your mouth. Unlike metal braces, there’s no chance of getting food stuck in Invisalign!
  • Straighter teeth: Of course, the biggest health benefit of all comes from the straight, healthy smile you’ll enjoy after your treatment is complete. Studies consistently demonstrate links between oral health and heart health. Your oral health can even affect your chances of developing diabetes!

Today’s patients have a clear choice in Invisalign invisible braces. To discover how Invisalign can improve your smile and your health, please contact Norfolk Invisalign dentist Dr. Michael Fock today at 755-428-7440 to arrange an appointment.

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Dr. Michael P. Folck, DDS
328 Louisa Avenue, Suite 120
| Virginia Beach, VA, 23454 |

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