Health Benefits of Invisalign®
Invisalign® isn’t just a discreet treatment to achieve a straight, even smile—these clear, customized aligners can also improve your oral health in a variety of ways that you may not expect. While many patients look to Invisalign® for a more comfortable and convenient technique to straighten their teeth than metal braces, this orthodontic technique can also fix biting problems that often lead to a number of debilitating, and even painful, symptoms. Some of the ways that Invisalign® can yield benefits to your health and oral wellness include:
- Invisalign® can align your upper and/or lower dental arches, potentially alleviating the pain and discomfort of symptoms caused by TMJ disorder. This condition is marked by jaw joint dysfunction, which has been known to result from misalignments between the upper and lower jaws. Headaches, difficulty chewing, and stiffness in the facial muscles are just some of the TMJ symptoms that may be alleviated with Invisalign®.
- Straightening your teeth with Invisalign® typically guides crooked teeth into the correct positioning, encouraging a proper fit between the teeth and surrounding gum tissue. This can minimize the likelihood of gum swelling or inflammation caused by tooth crowding and lower the risk of developing periodontal disease.
- Invisalign® can allow you to clean your teeth and gums with greater ease when compared to traditional braces. Since the aligners are removable, you don’t have to navigate around metal brackets and wiring to remove food particles—this can help minimize bacteria buildup and decay, which are known to accumulate with metal braces.
Along with the ability to attain a perfect smile without the self-consciousness that often comes with metal braces, Invisalign® is also designed to help further your oral health. For more information about Invisalign® treatment at South River Dentistry, please don’t hesitate to contact our practice.