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Invisalign

Whether you need to straighten your teeth for aesthetic concerns or correct a bite for function, Invisalign is the industry leader and ME Dental's choice for clear orthodontic alignment. As San Francisco's Invisalign expert we ensure all our patients finish their treatment with their teeth in the position that is the best for them aesthetically and functionally. Our team is happy to provide you an Invisalign consultation, all you have to do is call us at 415.404.6044 to get things started. 

 

The way your teeth come together and the alignment of your teeth plays a huge role on the health of your teeth and your gums. If you have an uneven bite, this can cause excess wear on specific teeth and can also cause localized areas of gum recession. Crowding and overlapping teeth in your mouth, can not only cause gum inflammation and recession, but also provide an area where plaque can accumulate faster due to difficulty in keeping the area clean. If crowding is not fixed during the early stages, your teeth will continue to crowd as you age. 

  • Why do I need to floss?
    Brushing cleans all surfaces of your teeth EXCEPT the surfaces in between your teeth. The only thing that cleans between your teeth is flossing. If you don’t floss at least once a day, plaque and bacteria build up between your teeth and into your gums, causing a higher risk for you to get cavities in between your teeth and gum disease.
  • How often should you floss your teeth?
    Everyday! ​We only ask for you to floss once a day. It takes just 2 extra minutes of your day. It doesn’t matter when or where you floss as long as you floss once a day.
  • How do I know if my gums are healthy?
    Just remember that healthy gums don’t bleed. If your’re asking yourself why your gums bleed a lot, this indicates the presence of gingivitis. When you have gingivitis, your gums bleed when you brush or floss your teeth, this means that you’re gums are inflamed. ​If you brush twice a day, floss once a day, and see us at least every 6 months, it gives you a better chance of having healthy gums.
  • Which toothbrush is better, electric or manual toothbrushes?"
    Both are good. We do however, recommend an electric toothbrush as the vibrating and rotating bristles allow for a more thorough cleaning without extra scrubbing motions. Sonicare and Oral B are both the leading brands in electric toothbrushes.
  • What can cause my gums to recede?
    There are many factors that can cause gum recession, including brushing too hard, your bite (malocclusion), misalignment of your teeth, chronic inflammation of your gums, and a genetic susceptibility to gum recession. We will help you do whatever it takes to treat your gum recession by having our specialist perform gum grafts and/or prevent further recession by determining and eliminating factors that is causing the recession.
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