Straight Teeth are Healthy Teeth: Invisalign Advantages

Only 35% of Americans are born with straight teeth, while the rest of us either opt for braces or smile with our mouths closed. 

However, the benefits of a perfectly aligned set of teeth go far beyond having an eye-catching smile. In fact, a misaligned bite is also a functional issue, as research shows a correlation between misalignments and an increased risk of early tooth loss. 

As advocates of prevention, our team at Aquila Dental in Chandler, AZ put together this article to inform patients about how misalignments impact their overall dental health. Read on to learn about the benefits of straightening your teeth with Invisalign®.

How a misaligned bite impacts your dental health

Do you get cavities often? Perhaps you suffer from occasional pain in your jaw? Here are a few ways your misalignment can affect your dental health.

Tooth loss 

Crooked teeth often rub against each other when you eat. Over time, friction weakens the enamel, which covers the outer layer of your teeth, opening the possibility of cavities and eventual tooth loss.

Gum disease 

When your teeth are crooked or too close to each other, cleaning them becomes more difficult in the hard-to-reach spaces, where flossing is difficult. Plaque accumulates in these spaces, and this can lead to inflammation and gum disease.

Jaw pain

Misaligned teeth put uneven pressure on your jaw joints. So when you chew your food, certain parts of your jaw must work harder than others, which can lead to strain, overuse, and inflammation. Over time, this can cause Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ).

Why choose Invisalign 

Invisalign is an investment that pays off from day one. Not only do they enable you to fix your misalignments without a metal smile, but they also enable you to go through the entire teeth straightening process with significantly less pain and discomfort.

Here are a couple more benefits of using clear aligners to improve both the functionality and the look of your teeth.

No dietary restrictions 

Traditional braces require you to ditch some of your favorite foods. Sticky, chewy, crunchy, and hard food items are a big no-no for metal braces wearers. 

Fortunately, you can remove your Invisalign trays when you eat, so you don’t have to worry about switching to a diet consisting of mostly soft foods. 

Easy to clean 

Traditional braces can be difficult to clean, as food particles often get stuck on the brackets and wires. They can also make flossing more challenging due to the wires that obstruct the spaces between your teeth.

However, to clean a set of Invisalign trays, all you need to do is take them off and soak them in clean water with a special solution. 

Get the smile you’ve always dreamed of with Invisalign 

Invisalign is the most convenient solution for getting the smile of your dreams, no matter your stage of life. Clear aligners are easy to clean and don’t require any dietary restrictions. Best of all, they allow you to avoid the dreaded metal smile that comes with traditional braces. 

Want to prevent early tooth decay and get a straight smile effortlessly? Contact us to schedule an appointment with our team of experts at Aquila Dental. 

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