What are the health benefits of Invisalign®?
Many people understand that properly aligned teeth can give you confidence in your smile’s appearance; however, not everyone is aware of the health benefits of properly aligned teeth. According to the American Dental Association, straightening your teeth can significantly affect your overall dental health. The following are just a few benefits of straightening your teeth with Invisalign.
• Easier Cleaning
Traditional metal braces can trap food in the brackets and wires, which may lead to plaque buildup and tooth decay. Because Invisalign aligners are removable, you can easily maintain good dental hygiene habits during treatment, and brush and floss as normal.
• Healthier Teeth & Gums
If your teeth are too widely spaced, you may notice that you have swollen, red gums. This is also a sign of periodontal disease. When the teeth are aligned properly, the gums can fit more securely around the teeth, which allows for a strong, healthy defense against periodontal problems.
• Overall Health
The mouth is the gateway to the body, and the way your teeth and gums look can say a lot about your overall health and wellbeing. If you take care of your teeth and gums, you are probably taking good are of the rest of your body as well.
Because Invisalign aligners make it easy to maintain good dental hygiene, you can keep your teeth and gums in good health while improving the alignment of the teeth. This helps to prevent the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Oral infections have been linked to serious health problems as well, including stroke, respiratory conditions, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and more. With Invisalign in Owasso, Oklahoma, you are more likely to avoid these complications because you are able to more effectively clean your teeth. Properly aligned teeth also help to avoid problems caused by an improper bite, jaw problems, speech or chewing problems, and increased tooth wear.
For more information about the health benefits of Invisalign, we invite you to contact our dentist, Dr. Michael Sanchez, DDS, at Renaissance Dental today.