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Keeping teeth straight and healthy in Mississauga

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Dr. Rina Kotecha, or Dr. Rina as she is known to her patients, is the dentist families in the Mississauga area have entrusted with their oral care since 2001. She is passionate about helping each patient enjoy the confidence of a gorgeous smile and a healthy mouth. That’s why Dentistry on 10 offers Invisalign, an innovative system that gives teens and adults straight, healthy teeth.

Why are straight teeth healthier?

The human eye sees beauty in symmetry, so evenly spaced, straight teeth look naturally attractive. A straight smile also contributes to good oral health, and by extension, better overall wellness. How?

Teeth rely on one another for support and proper chewing function. Gaps allow adjoining teeth to shift out of position. Crookedness and overlaps cause teeth to wear prematurely, increasing chance of fractures and breaks, and possibly triggering TMJ disorders and headaches. Misaligned teeth may also keep you from eating nutritious foods like fresh produce, whole grains, nuts, and lean proteins.

Crooked teeth create plenty of nooks and crannies. Those crevices trap bits of food debris and allow harmful oral bacteria to flourish. Brushing and flossing can become quite a challenge. That puts you at higher risk for tooth decay and gum disease. Gum disease is linked to a whole host of other systemic illnesses.

You might initially consider straightening to improve your appearance, but there’s no doubt about it – a straight smile contributes to a healthy mouth and body.

How is Invisalign different from braces?

Invisalign treatment gently straightens teeth with a series of transparent aligners. Designed by a complex computer program, they gradually move teeth into position with low force, as you change to a new set about every two weeks. There are no brackets or wires or tightening appointments. It’s important to wear the aligners at least 20 hours each day, but they are clear, thin, and comfortable. Most people won’t even realize you are straightening. For further health benefit, Invisalign is removable so you are able to eat a healthy diet and keep your mouth sparkling clean with normal brushing and flossing.

Every case is different, but the majority of Dr. Rina’s patients get full results in 12 to 18 months. Since the aligners are virtually invisible, you see improvement along the way.

Call Dentistry on 10 today to learn more about Invisalign. The number is (905) 455-9262.

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