Long story cut short, yes there are many dental health benefits to straightening your teeth with Invisalign braces. They are the removable and discreet orthodontist system that helps you improve the health of your gums.
Invisalign braces help protect against gum disease
When you have gaps in your smile, your teeth create spaces that can expose the soft tissue of your gums. These gaps make it easy for bacteria and plaque to build up around the be base of the teeth and reach the gum line in hard to reach areas which can become problematic. The plaque can also irritate your gums and cause gum disease, which shows itself as red, swollen and occasionally make your gums bleed. Not forgetting the gum tissue to recede from the teeth, giving an elongated tooth appearance and even causing instability. Gum disease is incredibly common in the UK and is the main contributor to losing an adult tooth. Closing these gaps with Invisalign braces help to draw teeth back to alignment and cover over the vulnerable areas of gums, lessening the risks of developing or worsening gum disease.
Invisalign braces to help protect against cavities
Closing the gaps in your teeth isn’t the only way Invisalign braces improve your dental health, with crowded teeth, and irregular alignment it can create a crooked smile with overlapping teeth. These teeth can provide the perfect folds for plaque and bacteria to hideaway in, and their irregularity helps to shield them from brushing. Any shelter for bacteria and plaque is a huge cavity risk, which means crooked teeth are harder to clean properly and could lead to decay and enamel erosion. Invisalign braces straighten your teeth to create a more even and regular surface area. This not only provides you with a straighter smile, but it also creates a surface area that is far easier to clean and less opportunities for plaque to hide in your mouth.
Invisalign braces to help correct your bite
You might not realise it, but a misaligned bite can contribute to the pain you currently have in the back of your head, neck shoulders or jaw. Invisalign isn’t just the creator of straight smiles, but it addresses a host of bite issues. It does this by being entirely customised to your teeth, so rest assured Invisalign isn’t just a one size fits all procedure. When we begin your treatment journey, we take impressions of your teeth to create your aligners from and as you progress throughout the treatment, you will gradually swap your aligners for a different pair every few weeks until your teeth have been moved into a new position.
If you’re currently contemplating Invisalign then feel free to get in contact with us here at Loughborough Orthodontics today to begin your Invisalign treatment.