Ft. Worth Orthodontist Discusses Better Hygiene with Clear Braces

smiling group of young peopleFor older teens and adults, there are many advantages of wearing Invisalign clear braces to straighten your teeth, not the least of which is the ability to improve your smile discretely instead of wearing metal brackets and wires to work for the next couple of years. However, an even more important advantage, as far as your smile is concerned, is the ease with which you can keep your teeth and gums clean during your treatment, compared to traditional orthodontic hardware. To illustrate the value of that advantage, your Ft. Worth orthodontist, Dr. Cabal, explains how your dental hygiene maintenance is simplified with Invisalign clear braces.

The Trouble You Can’t See

Understanding your hygiene means understanding the forces that threaten your oral health every day, which you may recognize as dental plaque. This sticky substance is comprised of hordes of oral bacteria, most of which are harmless under normal circumstances. Some of them, however, can irritate and inflame your gum tissue in preparation for gum disease. Left unchecked, this bacterial infection can destroy the gums and jawbone that support your teeth, possibly leading to tooth loss. Brushing and flossing at least twice a day, as well as diligently attending a dental checkup and cleaning, can help keep oral bacteria in check. If you’ve ever worn metal braces, however, then you probably know that, during traditional orthodontic treatment, daily hygiene can be anything but simple.

More Convenient Hygiene with Clear Braces

Wearing metal braces means eating only specific foods and carefully maneuvering your toothbrush and floss around the brackets and wires. The added obstructions not only make it difficult to remove food, they also provide additional hiding spots for bacteria and the plaque they form, many times out of reach of your toothbrush. Clear braces, however, consist of clear acrylic aligners that you can easily remove while you eat and clean your teeth. By making your hygiene routine easier to maintain, clear braces can improve your chances of preventing and defeating dental disease while straightening your smile.

Straight & Healthy Smiles with Clear Braces from Your Ft. Worth Orthodontist

To learn more about the dental health advantages of Invisalign clear braces, call Lake Country Orthodontics today at (817) 236-7846 and schedule a consultation with your Ft.  Worth orthodontist. Located in the 76179 area, we proudly serve families from Azle, Saginaw, Springtown, Weatherford, Haslet, Ft. Worth, and all surrounding communities.