9 Reasons to Get Invisalign That Have Nothing to Do with Looks
You’ve probably seen the many benefits of Invisalign, either from promotional materials in your dentist’s office, TV commercials, or know someone who achieved success and recommended it, before thinking of this treatment option.
However, contrary to what most people believe, Invisalign’s benefits go beyond straightening teeth and improving your smile. Apart from the near visibility and unmatched convenience, below are nine benefits of Invisalign that don’t relate to better looks.
Improved overall health
Most general health conditions, such as diabetes, heart diseases, infections, and pneumonia, are associated with oral health. The mouth is the entry point of everything taken into the body. Therefore, bad oral health provides an entryway for bacteria, which cause infections and other conditions. Aligning your teeth improves oral health, decreasing the chances of developing other health issues.
The benefits of orthodontics, which include aligners, go beyond improving your smile. Most patients report improved bites after treatment.
The mouth is the first part of the digestive tract where the first digestion of food occurs. Poor mastication often affects the entire digestive process, including the absorption of nutrients. Proper jaw alignment improves chewing and digestion of food.
Proper lower jaw positioning
Misaligned joints, such as overbites or underbites, often cause joint pains, painful and inefficient chewing, clicking and popping, and impairs your chewing ability. Invisalign treatment aligns teeth properly, allowing you to open and close the mouth freely.
Alleviates facial, jaw, and neck pain
Patients who experience neck, facial, and jaw pain from grinding also benefit from aligners. Provided there are no other underlying pathological causes, aligners can deprogram grinding muscles.
Effective brushing and flossing
If your teeth don’t fit against each other snugly, chances are pieces of meat or vegetables will remain trapped in the gaps. Such particles can only be removed by flossing. Ineffective flossing causes food impaction, which results in bad breath and other dental diseases. Proper alignment allows for proper brushing and flossing.
Short, efficient dental cleanings
Properly aligned teeth are self-cleaning and self-maintaining. As mentioned, they are easier to brush and floss. Crooked teeth hide bacteria, making cleaning difficult even for a hygienist.
Better speech and phonetics
Invisalign treatment also improves speech and pronunciation. Most people don’t know, but speech and phonetics are greatly affected by the positioning of teeth. Misaligned teeth can worsen lisps or makes it challenging to pronounce some words.
Act as protective gear
You can use Invisalign to protect your teeth. Even after straightening, aligners can help during sporting events or avoid grinding.
These are certainly convincing benefits of using aligners. Shemen Dental Group in Amarillo, TX, provides Invisalign treatment for crooked teeth and these other benefits.