North Arlington, NJ patients know that straightening crooked or misaligned teeth gives you a more attractive smile. But most people do not know that there are many additional health benefits to having straight teeth. True, traditional braces also offer the benefits of straight teeth, but these are often outweighed by the inconveniences that come with bulky metal braces. Read on to learn more about the additional health benefits of getting your teeth straightened with Invisalign clear braces.
7 Benefits of Invisalign Treatment
By now, it is common knowledge that Invisalign is a more convenient and comfortable way to straighten your teeth. But did you know that Invisalign also offers many oral health perks? Here are some of the additional oral health benefits:
1) Improve The Health Of Your Teeth and Gums
Traditional metal braces can let food and bacteria become easily trapped in the brackets and wires. Crooked or misaligned teeth can create similar problems. Both of these things can also increase your chances of getting gum disease or other oral health diseases. In contrast, Invisalign clear aligners can be easily removed so that your can practice good oral hygiene habits. All of this can help you achieve healthier teeth and gums, as well as a cleaner mouth.
2) Reduce Jaw Pain
Crooked teeth can cause you to have problems biting and chewing. This can then cause jaw pain, tooth grinding, and uneven tooth wear. Over time, uneven bite patterns can cause jaw pain, muscular problems, and other problems. Getting traditional metal braces can help fix some of these problems but often provides its own form of pain and discomfort. Invisalign patients can alleviate many of these jaw pain issues and simultaneously give themselves a more attractive smile.
3) Decrease Tooth Decay
Perhaps the most obvious oral health benefit to using Invisalign may be the fact that Invisalign patients are able to keep their mouths much cleaner than those patients who have traditional braces. Unlike metal braces, Invisalign aligners can be removed for eating, cleaning, and proper oral hygiene. This cuts down on cavities, decay, mouth sores, gum problems, and bad breath.
4) Improve Your Digestion
When teeth are misaligned, patients often have trouble chewing properly. This can result in an inability to chew food completely and ultimately in poor digestion. Once your teeth are properly aligned, you can chew your food completely and get better digestion as a result.
5) Get Better Oral Hygiene
Traditional braces make it hard to keep teeth clean. Additionally, brackets and wires can trap food particles, plaque, and bacteria. Invisalign clear braces can be removed so that patients can brush, floss, and keep their mouth clean.
6) Take Advantage Of The Convenience Of Removable Orthodontics
Metal braces are permanently attached to your teeth and can only be removed by your orthodontist. Invisalign aligners can be easily removed so that patients can eat, speak clearly, participate in their favorite activities, and practice good hygiene. The only requirement is that patients wear their aligners for at least 22 hours per day. Failure to adhere to this rule can result in longer treatment times and less effective treatment.
7) Get Overall Improved Health
Recent studies have linked significant oral health problems like depression, anxiety, gum disease, infections, heart disease, endocarditis, cardiovascular disease, premature birth and low birth weight, diabetes, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s, and other general health problems with poor oral health.When you improve your oral health by something as simple as straightening your teeth, you reduce your chances of suffering from any of these ailments.
8) Increase Your Self Confidence
No one wants to think about the way their crooked smile impacts their self-confidence, let alone their overall health. But the fact remains, when your smile isn’t ideal, your confidence can take a hit. Luckily, when you fix your smile, you can dramatically increase your self-esteem and improve your social interactions.
Call The Smile Design Specialist For Information About Invisalign
Don’t spend another day being embarrassed by your crooked and misaligned teeth. Invisalign is a great option to straighten your teeth with clear, convenient, and comfortable plastic aligners. And now that you know the many great benefits of Invisalign, contact us at the Smile Design Specialists to find out if you are a good candidate. Call us now to schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Ekstein.« Go Back