A straight, beautiful smile is not the only benefit of having properly aligned teeth. Overall health can result from having straight teeth, and with Invisalign you can straighten your teeth discreetly.
Properly aligned teeth have the following health benefits:
- Superior gum health. Gums tend to be more tightly fitted around straight teeth than spaced or crowded teeth. Gums that are not fitted tightly around teeth offer an ideal surface for the colonization of bacteria. Bacterial growth inside the mouth can lead to periodontal disease, which has been linked to serious health problems like stroke and heart disease.
- Alignment of jaw. Misaligned teeth and bites can put excessive pressure on jaw joints, causing pain and uneven wearing of teeth. Properly aligned teeth and jaws can also make chewing and speaking easier.
- Easier to clean. Compared to traditional braces, Invisalign makes it easier to clean your teeth after eating and drinking. You simply remove the aligner while you eat or drink, and then brush your teeth before replacing it. Keeping your mouth clean and free of food and beverage debris prevents the growth of bacteria.