What are the Health Benefits of Invisalign®?
Most of our patients understand the cosmetic benefits of the Invisalign® system, which allows you to discreetly straighten your teeth without the bulky brackets and wires required by traditional braces. However, Invisalign® can also provide a number of oral and overall health benefits that may be surprising:
- Overcrowded and misaligned teeth can increase the risk of gum disease. When the teeth are gently guided into their ideal position, the gums and the teeth fit more precisely and can work together to protect you against potential periodontal concerns.
- With traditional braces, maintaining proper oral hygiene can be extremely challenging. Brackets and wires can make cleaning the teeth difficult, and often lead to the buildup of plaque or tooth decay. Since the clear plastic Invisalign® aligners are removable, patients can brush, floss, and rinse with ease.
- As you straighten your teeth and strengthen your oral health, you are also taking an important step to protecting your overall health. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), untreated tooth decay and periodontal disease can increase the risks of more serious health concerns such as heart disease, diabetes, or stroke.
With Invisalign®, Dr. Marianna Farber can give you a beautiful smile with straighter teeth and also reduce potential health risks. To learn more about the benefits of Invisalign®, or to schedule a consultation, please contact our office today.