Health Benefits To Straight Teeth
At Vargas Dental Associates, we are happy to offer Invisalign® treatment to our patients as a way to straighten teeth. Invisalign is popular among patients because this treatment method uses clear aligners to slowly transition teeth to the desired position. Most patients inquire about Invisalign because they are interested in improving the appearance of their teeth when they smile. Aesthetic reasons aside, there are a number of health benefits that go hand in hand with improving the placement of the teeth:
Easier to Keep Teeth Clean
When teeth are not placed correctly in the mouth, it can be difficult to properly brush and floss to remove lingering food and bacteria. Bacteria that remains between the teeth can lead to issues with repeated tooth decay and the need for dental treatments.
Less Chance of Developing Gum Disease
As mentioned above, teeth that are too close together or overlap can be difficult to clean. Unfortunately, gum disease affects half of American adults and is mainly caused by a lack of oral hygiene. When teeth are not able to be properly cleaned along the gumline, it increases the chance that gum disease will develop.
Helps Prevent Jaw Issues
When there are alignment issues with the bite and the jaw is not in the proper placement it can lead to issues such as TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder. Straight teeth and a proper bite can eliminate the discomfort associated with this issue.
You may be surprised to learn that the manner in which you chew your food can have an impact on your digestion. When food is not chewed properly, it can lead to stomach discomfort and issues with digestion. Straight teeth allow food to be chewed and swallowed properly eliminating this potential problem.
If you are interested in learning more about Invisalign and how it can improve your smile and your health, be sure to contact our office located in Bowie, MD. We will be happy to evaluate the state of your teeth and determine if Invisalign is the right orthodontic treatment for your needs. We look forward to seeing you soon!