Will Invisalign Cause Swollen Gums?

Invisalign has no wires or brackets that would typically cause swelling

While some individuals may require traditional metal braces for their orthodontic treatment, many orthodontic cases such as underbites, crossbites, gap teeth, open bites, and crowded teeth are treatable with Invisalign aligners. Even if you may desire a smile that is simply just straighter than what your teeth may look like currently, Invisalign is capable of accomplishing this also!

How Treatment Works

If you’re interested in Invisalign, the treatment begins with an initial visit where our orthodontist will provide you with necessary information on what your Invisalign experience will be like. During this visit, our team will take digital scans of your teeth and mouth in order to create a personalized treatment plan for your Invisalign. Your plan will consist of a step-by-step transformation of your smile and what to look forward to during the Invisalign process! Following, your aligners will be constructed exclusively from the treatment plan created and you should expect to wear your aligners daily, changing into a new set every 1 to 2 weeks depending on what the orthodontist believes is best for you. Since the aligners are cut so finely from the most advanced technology, there shouldn’t be any sharp spots to irritate the gums or mouth. If you do happen to feel a sharp spot with an aligner set, notify our office immediately so we can have that adjusted for you as quickly as possible.

Benefits of Invisalign

Aside from the fact that the aligners are clear and virtually invisible, they have so many other benefits meant to make your life simpler and easy! For starters, they’re removable, which means you can take them out while eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. In fact, you can remove them for special events or photos if needed, as well. Unlike traditional metal braces, there are no metal brackets or wires that could cause swelling, or irritate the gums or mouth, making Invisalign very comfortable for patients during their treatment.

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If Invisalign sounds like an orthodontic treatment that fits your lifestyle and needs, or you have any other questions concerning Invisalign, please do not hesitate to contact Richmond, Virginia Orthodontics today! We would love to take the time and answer any questions or concerns that you may have in order to start you on your journey to a beautiful new smile.

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