Invisalign is an alternative to traditional orthodontics, such as braces. The Invisalign treatment was designed to help mild to moderate orthodontic issues. It is a very popular treatment among adults who never had braces when younger but also among teens looking for a more discreet alternative to highly visible braces. Some patients may wonder if Invisalign can help with gum recession. Those in Aurora, Illinois, hoping to learn more about Invisalign can visit Dr. Khaja Mohsinuddin and the team at Total Health Dental.
In most cases, Invisalign will not directly cause gum recession. This is partly because the movement of your teeth while wearing your aligner has been carefully planned, with consideration given to the periodontium. This is a specific tissue that supports your teeth. When your teeth shift, some amount of pressure will be exerted on the supporting bone and gums, which results in some very minor gum recession. This should only be temporary and will resolve without assistance as your treatment continues.
Invisalign should never be considered a treatment for gum recession. Receding gums is something that should be viewed as a completely separate dental health concern that will necessitate separate, focused treatment. When you notice gum recession, it is important to seek professional dental care quickly. Gum recession that goes untreated will have a significant impact on your oral health as time goes on. In fact, as mentioned above, Invisalign most likely won’t make your gum recession worse as the teeth shift along your receding gums. Because of this, many dentists will recommend treatment for your receding gums after starting Invisalign.
Call our office today at (630) 822-9600 to schedule your consultation visit with Dr. Khaja Mohsinuddin. If considered a good candidate for Invisalign, you will be ready to start a journey toward straight, healthy teeth.