The Importance of Orthodontic Care

Red, inflamed gums can be caused by widely-spaced teeth or teeth that are too close together. However, these symptoms can also indicate gum disease. Properly flossing between crooked teeth can be challenging, which increases the probability of plaque and tartar buildup. This buildup of plaque and tartar may lead to the formation of periodontal pockets that are filled with bacteria (gum disease). Properly aligned teeth provide a defense against periodontal problems because flossing is simpler. Hence, the ability to remove plaque and tartar reduces the likelihood that bacteria-filled periodontal pockets will form.

Crooked Teeth May Lead to Infections and Health Problems

Bacteria cause gum disease and tooth decay, if left untreated, mouth sores, bleeding, tender gums, bad breath and/or tooth loss are probable.

Studies conducted by the American Dental Association (ADA) show that oral infections may lead to more serious ailments, including:

  • Pneumonia
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • StrokeOther problems that improperly aligned teeth can cause include:Difficulty chewing, which could lead to digestive issues
  • Speech impediments, which may negatively affect an individual’s confidence level
  • Jaw misalignment that causes headaches, face pain and neck pain
  • Unnecessary wear and tear on tooth enamel, which may lead to tooth loss


Many adults think they have missed their opportunity to have orthodontic treatment. It’s hard to have metal braces once you have entered the workforce and many of us are self conscious. With Invisalign it’s never too late. Invisalign offers an esthetic , modern and simple approach. Every few weeks you simply put in the next aligner and your teeth will slowly move, week by week.

Benefits of Invisalign:
  • Clear attractive trays- no unsightly metal wires or brackets
  • Your lifestyle isn’t interrupted. You can still enjoy the activities you love.
  • You can still enjoy the foods you love. Simply remove the aligners when you eat.
  • Aligners are trimmed along your gumline for optimal comfort and esthetics.
  • Brush and floss as normal. It is easier to maintain good oral health.
  • Faster than metal braces. Invisalign typically takes less than a year to complete.
Invisalign Aligners – An Innovative Solution for Crooked Teeth

At Delatorre Dentistry, we can provide our patients with a variety of the most innovative teeth straightening products and methods currently available. One popular option, Invisalign aligners, are much less noticeable than traditional metal braces and have no wires or brackets for food to get caught in. Our patients can easily remove their aligners while they eat, brush and floss their teeth, replacing them once they have finished. In addition, the Invisalign aligners are clear, making them nearly invisible.

We can also direct you toward the best orthodontists in the Tampa Bay area if we recognize the necessity.

Sedation Dentistry:

Dr. Alina de la Torre is dedicated to providing her patients with the highest quality of care, dental products and appliances available. She understands that dental visits can be stressful for some patients, which is why she offers her patients sedation dentistry. With sedation dentistry, patients can rest comfortably while their dental treatments are performed. If you reside near Tampa, Fla., and are looking for an experienced, caring dentist, contact Delatorre Dentistry today at 813.792.9400.

If you reside near Tampa, Fla., instead of avoiding the dentist, let Dr. Alina de la Torre and her staff perform your dental procedures while you are comfortably sedated. To learn more, contact Delatorre Dentistry at 813.792.9400 today.