More and more people are finding out about the Invisalign system and are excited about it because they are frustrated with the crooked teeth they see in the mirror.
But did you know that having straighter teeth can actually benefit your health and wellbeing? It can also improve your teeth and jaw safety in the long-term. Here are a few advantages of straight teeth.
1. Easier Teeth Cleaning
It’s more difficult to brush and floss teeth that are crooked and misaligned. For example, one tooth may be lodged behind another, making it impossible to brush. When we straighten your teeth, every tooth will be easy to reach, and every part of your gums will be easier to clean. This can help you avoid tooth decay, bad breath, gum disease, teeth staining, and more.
2. A Better Bite
Your “bite” refers to the way your upper and lower teeth meet each other. When this alignment is poor, a patient can’t chew food as well, leading to poor digestion and malnutrition. A misaligned bite can also exhaust the jaw joints, which can lead to headaches and TMJ disorders. But orthodontics can correct an underbite, overbite, or crossbite.
3. Improved Jaw and Palate Health
The position of the jaw and the shape of the palate can cause speech impediments, snoring, poor respiration, and sinus and ear problems. Jaw issues can also decrease the attractiveness of the proportions of a face. Orthodontics can change the position of your jaw and the shape of your palate, depending on your case. Braces or Invisalign aligners can move the jaw over time.
4. Increased Psychological Health
Some patients suffer from lowered self-esteem for years as they see those around them enjoying a beautiful smile—while creating habits of hiding their own teeth. When we can relieve that struggle, you can become more confident, less anxious, and more excited to do new things in life. It’s amazing how your whole demeanor can be improved with a new smile!
Schedule an Appointment for a New Smile and Better Health
Orthodontics can improve nutrition, reduce headaches, prevent oral infections, and improve confidence. Are you interested? Contact the office of Dr. Robert Rosenfeld, DDS, to schedule a free Invisalign consultation. We’ll find out together if Invisalign aligners are right for you.