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Plunkett Dental has Relocated
Our New Location is:
2137 E County Rd 540A
Lakeland, FL 33813
We are in the Publix shopping center on the corner of 540A and Lakeland Highlands Rd.

How Can Invisalign Improve Oral Health?

Posted on 10/22/2021 by Thomas Plunkett DMD
How Can Invisalign Improve Oral Health?Invisalign is an innovative orthodontic treatment for straightening teeth and addressing other misalignment and bite issues. This treatment enables patients to do away with the frustrations that come with traditional braces such as difficulty cleaning the teeth and limitations as to what they should eat. Invisalign does not only offer cosmetic benefits but also allows for an effective functional treatment to improve your bite and oral health.

Invisalign makes it Easier to Clean Your Mouth

One of the obvious reasons why the Invisalign system can enhance your oral health is the ability to easily clean your teeth. Unlike braces, Invisalign clear aligners can be taken out for cleaning. When you remove them, you can easily clean your teeth. The traditional braces make it hard to clean the mouth because navigating around the wires and brackets with your toothbrush is quite tricky and time-consuming. Therefore, patients with braces have the hard task of keeping their teeth clean.

Cleaning the Invisalign aligners isn't difficult, and our dentist will explain to you how you do it properly. It is crucial that before putting back the aligners in your mouth, you make sure they are clean. Any residual bacteria and food particles left inside the aligners remain trapped between the aligners and the teeth. As such, you may suffer gum disease and bad breath if you don't clean your aligners.

Straighter Teeth are Less Venerable to Gum Disease and Decay

Crooked, overlapping, or twisted teeth can cause food particles and plaque to accumulate in areas harder to reach with a toothbrush. It is easier for the plaque to build up in the cracks and crevices of misaligned teeth, often leading to tooth decay. Gum disease is common in people who have misaligned teeth since plaque is able to spread to the gum tissue, allowing the bacteria within the plaque to irritate the gums and cause infection and other symptoms like bleeding. To get an Invisalign system for your misaligned teeth, request an appointment with our team to discuss your candidacy for the treatment.

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Thomas Plunkett, DMD
2137 E County Rd 540A
Lakeland, FL 33813-3794


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