For patients with visibly crooked teeth, Invisalign® clear aligners can provide many different benefits over traditional braces. One of the most noticeable of those benefits is the fact that Invisalign’s aligners are virtually invisible, making them a much more cosmetically appealing option. Because they’re more discreet and convenient than traditional braces, clear aligners encourage more patients to straighten crooked teeth than would otherwise do so – which is the most impactful benefit. Today, we examine why patients in North Hollywood who wear Invisalign® braces give their smiles a significant advantage in their long-term oral health.
Keeping your teeth healthy
Even when crooked teeth aren’t obvious, the fact that they aren’t aligned properly can have a dramatic impact on how clean and healthy you can keep them. For example, the small, unnoticeable overlaps between crooked teeth can give harmful oral bacteria to hide where your toothbrush and floss can’t reach. After you’ve completed Invisalign® treatment, your teeth will be straighter and easier to keep clean and healthy, along with being more esthetically pleasing.
Biting and chewing properly
Crooked teeth easily harbor harmful plaque, but they have difficulty when it comes to keeping your bite balanced. Every time you bite and chew, the pressure of your bite is distributed among each of your teeth. When they’re crooked, your teeth disturb this balance, which can expose them to levels of pressure that can lead to tooth damage. When straight, your teeth can easily absorb this pressure without sustaining damage.
Defeating dental diseases
If you do develop a concern such as tooth decay or gum disease after your Invisalign® treatment, then the fact that your teeth are now properly aligned will make addressing the concern easier and more successful. After restoring a tooth or restoring health to your gum tissues, your dentist can ensure the health and appearance of your smile in conjunction with your straighter, more functional teeth.
Improve More than Just Your Smile’s Appearance
Invisalign® offers a variety of benefits, but the most important one is that it effectively straightens crooked teeth and helps you avoid the complications associated with them. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling Modern Smile in North Hollywood, CA, today at 818-763-9353. We also proudly serve patients who live in Burbank, Toluca Lake, and all surrounding communities.