When you think about straight teeth, what comes to mind? Likely, confidence. While you do have better self-esteem with straight teeth, there are some health benefits that come along with it and you may not have even known they exist. According to the ADA, straightening your teeth can have a profound effect on your health. When you start to think about it, a straight smile is often a healthy smile. Invisalign is one of the best ways to have a confident smile that you are proud to show off and it will help to reduce the chances that you develop gum disease or even tooth decay.
Gums that are swollen and red are often the result of teeth that are widely spaced apart or too close together. Unfortunately, this is how periodontal disease starts. When the teeth in your mouth are lined up properly, you will find that the gums fit better around the teeth and allow for better protection of said tooth. Invisalign will work to straighten out your teeth and you will enjoy wearing the comfortable and clear aligners that are nearly invisible. This system will gradually move your teeth into the correct position over time and you never have to worry about metal brackets and wires.
Easy to Clean
One of the reasons you want to have straight teeth is because they are easy to clean. In addition, braces can present a challenge when it comes to brushing and Invisalign eliminates that issue. You will find that you cannot always remove all of the food particles stuck in your braces, which can lead to serious tooth decay and plaque buildup. With Invisalign, your aligners are able to be removed from your mouth, so you can easily brush and floss your teeth as needed.
Your Overall Health
When you think about your teeth, think of them as the entryway to your health. If your teeth and gums look good, it is likely they are healthy. If they look bad, then there may be some underlying issues that need treatment. If you take care of your teeth, you will reap the benefits of healthy teeth.
Gum disease and tooth decay are both caused by bacteria in the mouth and when left alone and not treated, you may experience bad breath, mouth sores, bleeding and sore gums, and tooth loss. Studies conducted by the ADA show that oral infections also lead to serious issues such as diabetes, heart disease, pneumonia, stroke, and more.
Invisalign is the perfect solution and at Eten Dental, you and Dr. Hwang can discuss whether or not Invisalign is the right option for your teeth. A visit to our Bayside, NY office will ensure that you and Dr. Hwang can chat and you will receive a FREE consultation for Invisalign. We are confident that you will love the product and it is not only easy to use, but it is worth every penny!