Health Benefits of Straight Teeth
The benefits of properly aligned teeth extend far beyond a confident smile. Straightening your teeth can significantly improve your overall dental health, reducing your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
Invisalign uses invisible, removable and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth without braces. Best of all, no one can tell you're wearing them.
Healthier teeth and gums
Swollen, red gums can often be caused by teeth that are crowded or too widely spaced. These are also signs of periodontal disease. When teeth are properly aligned, the gums fit more securely around the teeth, providing the strongest and healthiest defence against potential periodontal problems. Invisalign's comfortable and clear aligners gently and gradually move your teeth into the proper position – without unsightly brackets and wires.
One of the biggest challenges of having braces is removing all the food that gets trapped in the brackets and wires. This can often lead to plaque build up and eventually tooth decay. With Invisalign, the aligners are removable, so it’s easy to continue brushing and flossing your teeth the way you normally do.
Think of your teeth as a window to the health of your body. Your teeth and gums – and how they look to others when you smile – say a lot about your overall health. If you’re taking good care of both, you’re probably taking good care of the rest of you.
Tooth decay and gum disease are caused by bacteria. Left untreated, they can cause mouth sores, tender or bleeding gums, bad breath, and possible tooth loss.
Invisalign aligners make daily oral hygiene easier, thus reducing the risk of possible problems. Correctly aligned teeth can also alleviate the issues that can be caused by an improper bite, speech or chewing difficulties, jaw problems, and increased wear on the tooth enamel.