Healthier Teeth & Gums
It turns out swollen gums are the result of crowded or too widely spaced teeth. “When teeth are properly aligned, it helps the gums fit more securely around the teeth, allowing for the strongest and healthiest defense against potential periodontal problems.” Invisalign are clear retainers that actually align your teeth easily and comfortably without those uncomfortable and unsightly brackets and wires. The brackets and wires of braces can cause the insides of your cheeks to tear. This can be dangerous for bacteria and other diseases to get inside the mouth and potentially reach other parts of the body.
When your teeth are aligned, it’s much easier to clean your teeth with proper brushing. Braces trap food and makes it impossible to clean between the brackets and wires. Invisalign allows you to clean your teeth efficiently so you can brush and floss like you would normally do.
The health of your mouth is the window into your entire wellbeing. “Your teeth and gums — and how they look to others when you smile—say a lot about your overall health. If you’re taking good care of both, you’re probably taking good care of the rest of you.” The reason is that tooth decay and gum disease is actually caused by bacteria. If we don’t take care of these issues, not only could you lose your teeth, this could also escalate to more serious ailments such as heart disease and stroke.
The moral of the story? “Invisalign effectively addresses all of these orthodontic issues, so you’ll have the confidence of a great smile and increase the likelihood of improved oral health.”