Believe it or not, having straight teeth extends beyond having a great looking smile. According to the American Dental Association, straightening your teeth can significantly impact your overall dental health. It turns out that the use of Invisalign and reducing the risk for tooth decay and gum disease has more in common than you think. Read on for reasons why Invisalign can improve your dental health immensely:
- Get healthier teeth and gums. If your teeth are crowded, or too widely spaced, you may experience swollen, red gums. This is an indication of periodontal disease! With properly aligned teeth, the gums fit more snug around the teeth, which is a form of defense from periodontal problems. Invisalign fits comfortably in the mouth, gradually moving teeth into the proper place.
- Clean your teeth with ease. With braces, it can be challenging to remove food residue from between the wires and brackets. This can lead to plaque and tooth decay. Invisalign is removable, making it easy to clean the teeth properly and effectively.
- Enhance your overall health. Healthy teeth lead to a healthy body. As mentioned, straight teeth protect the teeth from periodontal problems, and the easy removal of Invisalign makes practicing good oral hygiene far easier than with braces. This is significant considering oral infections can lead to more serious conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes. Invisalign is a gateway to being in good overall health.
Having straight teeth prevents dental infections and therefore the development of any dental diseases. With Invisalign, cleaning your teeth is easier than ever, which helps to prevent any plaque and tooth decay. Most importantly, your dental health is correlated with your overall health. Without proper dental care you are putting yourself at risk for dental complications, and worse overall health conditions.
For more information, please visit our Invisalign page and schedule a consultation with Dr. Jacquie Smiles today!