Can Invisalign Help Gum Recession?

23 Sep 2020 by  admin in Invisalign

woman clear aligners invisalignInvisalign is one of the most popular methods of straightening teeth. It’s an effective way to gently reposition a smile affected by almost any type of malocclusion. Plus, unlike metal braces, Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible. This makes it a great choice for teens and adults alike. If you’ve been thinking about getting Invisalign treatment, you may have been doing some reading up on its many advantages. One of the perks of treatment with Invisalign can include alleviating gum recession.

Can Invisalign help with receding gums?

To understand how Invisalign might help with gum recession, it’s helpful to have a basic understanding of what gum recession is and why it occurs. Normally, each tooth should be surrounded by a healthy amount of gum tissue that stays close to the tooth. However, it’s possible for the gum tissue to begin to pull away from the tooth. The most common reason for this is the development of gum disease via the accumulation of bacteria along the gum line. However, it can also be caused by aggressive brushing techniques.

As the gum tissue pulls away from the tooth, it forms deep periodontal pockets. Bacteria can continue to accumulate in these pockets, which worsens the problem. Eventually, you’ll notice that your gum tissue has visibly receded away from the teeth. This can affect one tooth or multiple teeth.

It’s possible for Invisalign to alleviate receding gums or prevent gum recession from occurring at all. This is because crooked teeth readily trap food debris and bacteria between the teeth and underneath the gum line. Furthermore, it can be difficult to clean crooked teeth. This gives rise to gum disease and gum recession. As the Invisalign aligners gently reposition your teeth, the treatment reduces these hiding places for food debris and bacteria. In other words, Invisalign can make it easier for you to keep your teeth clean and your gums healthy.

Check out these other perks of the Invisalign system

The prevention or alleviation of gum recession is just one reason why so many people choose the Invisalign system. Another major reason for the popularity of Invisalign is that it’s a discreet treatment. The aligners are made from clear plastic, which means no one will be able to tell you’re getting your teeth straightened. This makes it a perfect choice for adults who need to look professional and teens who feel a bit self-conscious about the “metal mouth” look.

In addition, Invisalign is a convenient way to straighten your teeth. The aligners are removable. Unlike other types of braces, there are no restrictions on what you can eat because you won’t be wearing the aligners during meals.

Schedule an Invisalign consult on Long Island today

If you’re dissatisfied with your crooked smile, you can regain your self-confidence with the Invisalign treatment system. Contact Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry today to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Nick or Dr. Elliot. We are proud to be authorized Invisalign providers in Huntington, Long Island, who put the health of our patients first.

Please note that our entire staff is following strict CDC guidelines to ensure your safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. To schedule an appointment, call today.

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