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Reasons a Holistic Dentist May Recommend Invisalign for Teeth Straightening

Posted by Wellbeing Dentistry 2023-03-09

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Invisalign® has become a popular option for teeth straightening as it offers an array of benefits that other options do not. Specifically, holistic dentists recommend Invisalign® due to the relatively natural approach that the treatment offers. Having an understanding of holistic dentistry is important, as it then allows individuals to consider specific treatment options, such as teeth straightening. Continue reading to find out more. 

A holistic approach for teeth straightening

Below is a quick overview of Invisalign® and why holistic dentists tend to recommend it for teeth straightening. This information may be helpful to review when looking into the available treatment options.

The Invisalign® process

With Invisalign®, the process is relatively simple and straightforward. A series of clear aligners are custom-created at the start of the treatment process. They are based on the predicted shift that the dentist will determine from scans and images. Every few weeks, the patient will visit the dental office to be evaluated and receive a new set of aligners. As the teeth begin to shift, the Invisalign® aligners will match the shift and help encourage the straightening of the teeth. 

What a holistic dentist has to say

A holistic dentist is one that focuses their efforts on the health of the body and how it relates to the health of the mouth. Traditional dentistry focuses mainly on the mouth and what happens within. However, holistic dentistry includes the connection between the mouth and the entire body and vice versa. Additionally, holistic dentists offer a more natural approach to oral health care.

In the case of Invisalign®, holistic dentists recommend it for teeth straightening because it avoids the need to use metals within the mouth. Traditional braces for teeth straightening involve the use of wires and brackets, both of which are metal. A lot of metals contain harmful agents that can do long-term damage to the teeth and gums. With Invisalign®, the lack of exposure leads to less risk. 

Another reason that holistic dentists recommend Invisalign® is due to oral health. With traditional braces, the teeth and gums are put more at risk because they conceal the teeth more, making it harder to floss and brush. This can lead to bad oral hygiene and eventual poor oral health. With Invisalign®, there is the ability to remove the aligners for full access to the teeth and gums. This allows for proper brushing and flossing every night, thus increasing the chances of good oral health. 

Find out more

When considering teeth straightening of any sort, the best thing to do is to consult with a holistic dentist. In the case of Invisalign, a holistic dentist can evaluate the entire oral cavity to determine whether or not it is a suitable treatment option. From there, the dentist can also highlight any other patient-specific benefits to Invisalign. 

To get scheduled for a consultation appointment or to find out more about the process, reach out today. Our holistic dental team will happily assist you.

Request an appointment here: or call Well Being Dentistry at (408) 244-0590 for an appointment in our Santa Clara office.

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