What Are the Health Benefits of Invisalign®?
Invisalign® has become a popular method of straightening “crooked” or unevenly spaced teeth due to its discreet system of clear plastic aligners. However, the advantages of Invisalign® are not merely cosmetic. There are a number of oral health benefits that patients with straighter teeth can enjoy.
When teeth are overcrowded or misaligned, the gum tissue that surrounds each tooth can become loose, swollen, or red – often overlapping with common symptoms of periodontal disease. As the teeth are guided into proper alignment with Invisalign®, the gums are better able to protect the teeth and prevent the onset of certain dental issues. In addition, Invisalign® allows patients to thoroughly clean their teeth with greater ease when compared to traditional braces. By removing the aligners to brush, floss, and rinse, patients can reduce the risk of plaque buildup, periodontal disease, and tooth decay.
Finally, since patients who choose Invisalign® can often more effectively prevent bacterial infections, they may also minimize the health issues that can develop when those bacterial infections are left untreated. For example, bad breath, sore or bleeding gums, mouth sores, and tooth loss can all result from bacterial infections. In serious cases, untreated oral infections may also lead to an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, or stroke. Ultimately, Invisalign® can help patients keep their mouths healthy while achieving a more beautiful smile at the same time!
For additional information about Invisalign®, or to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists, please contact Dental Professionals of Fair Lawn today.