The Benefits of Invisalign® for Patients with Gum Disease

Gum disease affects millions of people each year and can lead to serious dental health issues, including tooth loss. Traditional braces, with their wires and brackets, can sometimes exacerbate gum disease, making it difficult to maintain oral hygiene. However, Invisalign® offers a unique advantage for those suffering from gum disease.

At Willow Dental in New Berlin, WI we offer gum disease treatment for all stages of gum disease and Invisalign® solutions for our patients. Let’s explore how this innovative orthodontic solution can help improve gum health.

  1.  Enhanced Oral Hygiene: Invisalign® aligners are completely removable, simplifying brushing and flossing compared to traditional braces. Maintaining impeccable oral hygiene is crucial for patients with gum disease. Removing Invisalign trays allows for thorough cleaning of teeth and gums, reducing the risk of plaque buildup, which can worsen gum disease.
  2. Reduced Irritation and Discomfort: Unlike traditional braces, which can irritate and inflame sensitive gums, Invisalign®’s smooth plastic aligners are gentle on the gums. This is particularly beneficial for patients already experiencing sensitivity due to gum disease. The less irritation to the gums, the better the overall gum health.
  3. Customized Treatment Plans: Each patient’s Invisalign® treatment plan is tailored to their dental needs. For those with gum disease, aligners can be designed to apply gentle pressure on the teeth, minimizing the stress on the gums. This careful planning helps avoid exacerbating existing gum conditions.
  4. Regular Monitoring and Adjustment: Invisalign® treatment requires regular check-ups with your dentist, which is an excellent opportunity for patients with gum disease to monitor their overall gum health regularly. These visits allow dentists to catch any potential issues early on and adjust treatment as necessary, ensuring that the health of the gums is always prioritized.
  5. Positive Long-Term Outcomes: Straight teeth are easier to clean, and by closing gaps and aligning the teeth, Invisalign® reduces the pockets where bacteria can accumulate. This can decrease the presence of harmful bacteria, thus lowering the risk of further gum disease progression.

Invisalign® offers several significant benefits for patients with gum disease, making it a preferred choice for those looking to straighten their teeth while managing their periodontal health. If you are considering orthodontic treatment and suffer from gum disease, discuss with our office whether Invisalign® could be the right solution. With Invisalign®, you can simultaneously work towards a healthier smile and better gum health. Call to schedule your visit today!

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New Berlin, WI 53151
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