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gums-CSSAt Somerset Family Dental in Gilbert, Arizona, Dr. Brandon J. Ryff, offers Invisalign® for our patients who seek smile correction. By using a system of clear aligners worn incrementally, Invisalign is actually a healthy alternative to wearing traditional metal braces.

How is Invisalign healthier? Metal brackets and wires can cause mouth sores and injuries by irritating sensitive tissues in the mouth. They can also contribute to cavities because teeth are harder to clean with braces–making it easier for harmful plaque to accumulate.

With the Invisalign system, you remove your aligners when you eat, which also lets you thoroughly clean your teeth after you eat. This means improved oral hygiene by protecting your pearly whites, unlike wearing metal braces.

When your pearly whites are aligned, the gums fit more fully around the teeth, which prevents periodontal disease because the roots of the tooth are better protected.

If you don’t clean your teeth well daily (which can happen with metal braces), you are vulnerable to:

–Tooth decay

–Gum disease

–Halitosis (bad breath)

–Sores in the mouth

–Gums that bleed

If you have infections in the mouth, this affects not only your oral health but your health as well, as oral infections can lead to diabetes, stroke, pneumonia, and even heart disease. With Invisalign, not only can you straighten your smile, it will protect your teeth and gums health.

If you are ready to align your smile, please give Somerset Family Dental in Gilbert, Arizona, a call today at 480-359-1478. Dr. Brandon J. Ryff is more than happy to show you how Invisalign can straighten your smile while protecting your health as well!