Straight teeth aren’t just pleasant to look at but also help keep you and your mouth healthy. That’s why dental products such as Invisalign are really important. There is research linking periodontal disease and several other health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes or stroke. The mouth is the gateway to the body – it is almost always your first line of defense – your oral health really does matter!
Crowded teeth have a higher likelihood of decay/cavities since they are the hardest to keep clean. Also, when teeth are not properly aligned, bite forces are not distributed and chipping, fracturing and eventual tooth loss are likely to occur from the resulting trauma. This can lead to more dental work down the road – which can be both costly and uncomfortable. Remember, teeth that are properly aligned have less incidence of decay and are far healthier.
When teeth are crowded, the gums can become red, swollen and painful. This condition can lead to bone loss as well. This condition is known as periodontal or gum disease and is a result of buildup of plaque bacteria. The same can be said for teeth that are too far apart – food can get impacted deep in between the teeth and cause damage to your gums. Teeth that are properly aligned give the gums less opportunity for periodontal disease and are healthier.
So if you have ever thought about “straightening your teeth,” you are doing so much more than just gaining a “better smile.” Your teeth will likely need less dental work over the years as they are easier to keep clean and will not suffer trauma from misalignment. Your gums will be healthier as they are more easy to maintain and your health may benefit as well.
If you would like to know more about what straight teeth can do for your health, through products such as Invisalign, and how your goal for straighter teeth and better health can be achieved, please call our office to schedule a FREE consultation with Dr. Nathan Thompson.
Have you always dreamed of having pristine, beautifully straight teeth? At the same time, does the embarrassment of having uncomfortable metal brackets outweigh the benefits of the end result? Especially for those of us who have passed their younger years when braces were more socially acceptable, it can be difficult to commit to the year or more it might take to straighten your teeth with traditional braces. That’s where Invisalign invisible braces come in.
Invisalign aligners are braces without the stigma.
Not only will you experience the same overall health benefits of having properly aligned teeth, Invisalign invisible braces will provide all of the cosmetic enhancements that come from having braces without the eyesore of having large metal brackets and wires in your mouth. Keep reading to discover more of the stigma-shattering attributes of Invisalign in Prescott, AZ.
They’re invisible! Thanks to transparent Invisalign aligners, your coworkers and friends will likely have no idea you’re even wearing them!
You can eat anything you want! (Though you should still avoid excess sugars for your health’s sake.) You can simply remove your aligners when you’re eating so you don’t have to worry about food getting stuck and causing damage to your gums or damaging traditional braces.
Not only can you take your aligners out whenever you are eating, you can also take them out other times so you don’t have to worry–whether if you’re being photographed at a wedding or during any other social situation you’d rather remove them for.
Less pain and irritation! If it’s not just the social stigma you’re afraid of, Invisalign straighteners are made of smooth plastic, not painful, sharp metal wires and brackets.
Are you ready to finally have the straight smile you’ve always dreamed about? Contact Prescott Dentistry today and discuss your options with Invisalign “Preferred Provider” Dr. Thompson.
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