Thinking about straightening your teeth?
What’s your reason?
If you’re like most:
You want to improve your smile’s appearance.
But did you also know:
Straightening your teeth can offer health benefits?
In this quick case study, we’ll take a look at a real patient of Dr. Dominick Curalli.
This patient chose to straighten his teeth with Invisalign® in Seattle, WA.
Let’s start with why he needed ortho treatment.
Invisalign® before and after smile transformation
As you can see in this before photo, this patient had crooked and crowded teeth.
Because of this, his teeth were getting worn down and at an uneven rate.
He came to Smile Ballard primarily because he wanted to fix his smile’s visible flaws.
But he also noted having a difficult time with oral hygiene.
It’s no secret:
Straight teeth are easier to keep clean and healthy.
How does Invisalign® work?
This patient’s Invisalign® smile journey began with a complimentary consultation.
First, we discussed his goals and confirmed if he’d be a good candidate for clear aligners.
Next, our Seattle dentist took a digital 3D model of his teeth with our iTero® Element™ scanner (no goopy impressions!).
We used this scanner to create his Invisalign® treatment plan, including the estimated:
- Number of aligners
We even showed him a digital mockup of his finished smile.
Is Invisalign® worth it?
Just look at this patient’s result after Invisalign®, and decide for yourself (YES!).
Clearly, his smile looks way better.
But the benefits go beyond the surface level.
His smile has:
- Improved function
- An aligned bite
- More comfort
- Better ability to perform home care
What does that translate to?
Let’s dive deeper!
Why you should straighten your teeth with Invisalign®
Here are the top benefits of straight teeth.
1. Boost your confidence
When you look good, you feel good.
And straight teeth will improve your appearance!
2. Prevent cavities
Too little or too much space between teeth allows harmful bacteria to get caught, leading to tooth decay.
3. Prevent gum disease
Straight teeth are easier to brush and floss between, which is crucial for preventing gum disease (periodontitis).
4. Improve overall health
By preventing gum disease, you lower your body’s inflammation, which is linked to overall health problems, like heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and more.
5. Align your bite
Braces and Invisalign® align your upper and lower arch of teeth, so you bite down evenly and in harmony with your jaw/TMJ.
6. Prevent worn down teeth
An even bite causes you to wear down your teeth and worsens over time.
Wearing down your teeth also puts your teeth more at risk for chips, cracks, and breaks.
7. Prevent headaches and jaw pain
Often head, neck, and jaw pain can be attributed to dental problems.
Straightening your teeth and aligning your bite ensures it all functions properly.
8. Improved digestion
Being able to chew your food properly improves your digestion.
If you find chewing uncomfortable, you may limit your diet to soft foods, affecting your overall health.
9. Save money
Straight teeth help prevent A LOT of oral and overall health problems, which can be time-consuming and costly.
Looking for an Invisalign® dentist in Seattle, WA?
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