It’s easy to see that a straight, even smile of glossy pearly whites looks great. But a cosmetically perfect smile often means it’s also a healthy smile. So put yourself in a healthy state of mind and take a look at the additional benefits of a properly aligned smile.
Signs of periodontal disease, such as swollen gums and redness, can surface due to teeth that are crowded or too widely spaced. Clinical studies have shown that when teeth are properly aligned, it helps the gums fit tighter around the teeth1, which can lead to better gum health. And since you can brush and floss normally with Invisalign, unlike with traditional braces, you can reduce the risks associated with tooth decay and related gum disease more easily.
Maintaining good oral hygiene
One of the Invisalign system’s best qualities is that it uses no metal bands, brackets, or wires that may trap food and plaque like traditional braces do. And since the removable nature of Invisalign allows you to maintain better oral hygiene habits, you may also reduce chances of plaque buildup, tooth decay, and periodontal disease.
Improved chewing and speech
When you leave incorrectly positioned teeth and jaws untreated, it can lead to speech difficulties and uncomfortable chewing issues. Straight teeth resulting from Invisalign treatment can improve both of these problems.
Maintain comfort and tooth structure
Misaligned teeth and jaws can result in abnormal stress. This can cause painful trauma to supporting bone and jaw joints. These issues can also cause abnormal wear on your teeth, which can trigger continued problems in the future.