You’ve undoubtedly heard of Invisalign® if you’re in the market for an orthodontic solution. This cutting-edge orthodontic treatment straightens teeth and addresses other misalignment and bite concerns without the need for traditional metal braces. Patients may avoid a lot of the hassles associated with wearing braces, such as tight restrictions on what they can eat and difficulty brushing their teeth.
Invisalign is primarily recognized as a cosmetic solution. However, a straight smile is also healthier, which means that not only will Invisalign improve your confidence in terms of how you feel about your teeth, but it will also help to improve your oral health. Here’s why.
Straight teeth and oral health
Daily oral hygiene might be difficult for a patient who has malocclusion or a poor bite as a result of overcrowding or crookedness. Misaligned teeth and jaws, thumb sucking, and dental trauma can all cause malocclusion. Plaques will accumulate readily on the teeth if cleaning them effectively becomes more difficult, increasing the chance of cavities, gum disease, and tooth loss.
A misaligned bite may put unnecessary strain on certain teeth, resulting in accelerated wear and tear. Jaw joint discomfort and TMJ-related problems can also be caused by this problem. Patients may experience recurring neck, face, or head pain. A misaligned bite has detrimental effects on chewing and speaking as well as tooth enamel deterioration.
Invisalign can help you protect against periodontal disease
One of the lesser-known advantages of Invisalign treatment is that it may improve your general oral health. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, which can harm the structure of your teeth and lead to their loss if untreated. So your oral hygiene can be improved with Invisalign treatment.
This is because a good dental alignment can eliminate or minimize deep pockets in your gums, which may otherwise be used as a comfortable home for the kinds of germs that erode your gums. This therapy can improve jaw structure and make flossing much easier, resulting in a stronger mouth than ever before.
Stop grinding your teeth
Invisalign can help prevent grinding since it prevents your teeth from making direct contact with each other while you sleep. However, if you want to avoid grinding your teeth, we suggest getting a night guard specifically tailored for that purpose.
Invisalign is also beneficial for preventing future grinding. This is because many teeth grinding occurrences are caused by malaligned teeth. Misaligned teeth, in fact, can cause significant wear and tear to your teeth through grinding. If left untreated, this might result in tooth damage that is irreversible. Your teeth clenching may cease as a result of resolving other orthodontic concerns through Invisalign treatment.
The most apparent advantage of Invisalign is that it makes your teeth easier to keep clean. This is due to the fact that, unlike braces, Invisalign aligners can and should be removed for cleaning. It’s no surprise that brushing around brackets and wires with a toothbrush is difficult and time-consuming; it makes keeping your teeth clean a Herculean task for patients wearing braces.
Fortunately, with Invisalign, you simply take out your aligners and brush, floss, and rinse as usual. When it comes to oral health, being able to carry on with your normal dental hygiene habits is advantageous. Also, don’t forget that you’ll need to clean your aligners as well; your Invisalign dentist will show you how.
It’s crucial because any residual germs or debris trapped between the aligner and your teeth will build up until you remove them.
Schedule an Invisalign® consultation today!
If you’re considering treatment with Invisalign® clear aligners, you’re probably focused on the aesthetic benefits – straighter teeth and a movie star smile. Now you know that Invisalign® will also improve your overall oral health.
Give us a call today to schedule an Invisalign® consultation. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have and help you decide if Invisalign® is right for you. You can reach us by phone at 915.595.3333 or schedule a dental consultation by clicking on the button below!