Invisalign braces are not just to enhance the aesthetic value of one’s smile. Yes, the primary goal of straightening your teeth is to improve their look, but besides aesthetics there are added health benefits to having straight teeth. Here, are a few reasons, outside of the obvious aesthetic benefits, that Invisalign braces can help you.
Periodontal Health: Misaligned and overcrowded teeth can result in red, swollen and irritated gums. These symptoms are the result of periodontal disease. Invisalign can help to straighten and evenly space teeth to allow for enhanced gum health.
Overall Health: If left untreated, gum disease can cause mouth sores, tender or bleeding gums, bad breath, and even tooth loss. Because oral infections are thought to be related to other health issues in the body such as an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, pneumonia and stroke, keeping your teeth properly spaced and straightened is an important first step toward better health throughout your body.
Better Cleaning Access: Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign clear aligners are removable so you can brush and floss normally. By contrast, traditional metal braces limit access to the surfaces and in between areas of teeth, making it difficult to maintain a good brushing and flossing routine.
Healthy Diet: Metal braces have many food restrictions. Invisalign braces are removable, which means that there are no restrictions to what you eat. This allows you to continue your healthy eating habits just as if you did not have braces at all.
If you have crooked teeth or other bite issues, and would rather not have to put up with the inconvenience and discomfort of metal braces, contact our office today at 203-292-6644.