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When it comes to aligning your smile, Invisalign® is not only good for your teeth but your oral health as well. The American Dental Association (ADA) has found that an aligned smile is good for your overall health, as well as taking care of those oral issues incurred from a misaligned bite, including chewing difficulties, problems with the jaw, and wear and tear on tooth enamel.

Dr. Paul L. Evans and our dental team are excited to offer Invisalign clear aligners for our patients in Grass Valley, California wanting straight teeth. With Invisalign, we can correct orthodontic issues to and improve your health. Let’s take a look at how it does this:

Gum Health: Gums can become red and swollen when teeth are crowded together or spaced too widely, leaving gaps in the mouth. Unfortunately for your smile, swollen gums are an early sign of periodontal disease. When teeth are properly aligned, the gums will fit more securely onto your pearly whites, lowering the risk of gum disease. Thanks to the help of clear plastic aligners, Invisalign aligns your teeth so the gums can do their job properly while your teeth are gently moved into alignment.

Oral Hygiene: A healthy smile begins with consistent daily hygiene. When you wear braces, it can be a challenge to remove food particles and plaque from the brackets and wires. If you fail to remove this oral debris over time, you are at risk for tooth decay. Since Invisalign aligners are removable, you can easily maintain your normal brushing and flossing routine without worrying about cleaning around brackets and wires while you straighten your smile.

Systemic Health: The mouth is the perfect environment for bacteria that can lead to tooth decay and gum disease unless removed daily with brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash if necessary. Without this daily attention, you can invite sores in the mouth or tender, bleeding gums, halitosis (bad breath) and possible tooth loss. Additionally, the ADA has linked oral infections to heart disease, diabetes, pneumonia, and even stroke. Fortunately, Invisalign will help you maintain a healthy smile and a healthy body while you straighten your teeth.

Our experienced team invites you to give us a call at 530.273.4442 to learn more about how Invisalign can improve your appearance along with your oral health, or if you want to schedule an appointment. Dr. Paul L. Evans looks forward to helping you create a healthy, beautiful smile!