There’s a common misconception about teeth straightening. You may have heard straightening teeth is nothing more than vanity. This opinion has been around since teeth straightening became popular, but it is only a myth! Straightening your teeth with Invisalign can also provide many health benefits.
Overbites and Underbites
Malocclusion refers to the way lower and upper teeth fit together. If you have an overbite, it can affect your ability to eat a nutritious diet. When you can’t bite or chew properly, you may be avoiding foods that you need for good health. In contrast, you may be taking the opposite approach. Perhaps you’re eating a balanced diet when you can’t bite or chew. This can affect your ability to digest food. When you must swallow large chunks of food without chewing properly, less nutrients are absorbed in your body. When you achieve teeth alignment with Invisalign clear braces, you can enjoy a balanced diet and all of its benefits.
Malocclusion increases your risk of teeth grinding. This habit can cause many problems. Grinding can wear down tooth enamel, cause teeth to become loose, and increase your risk of tooth loss. Grinding can cause jaw issues. A common example is temporomandibular joint disorder. TMJ can lead to a wide range of health problems. Headaches and fatigue are only two examples.
Cleaning and Caring for Your Teeth
Your home oral care can be affected, too. When your teeth aren’t straight, it can be difficult to floss and brush properly. If your teeth aren’t as clean as they should be, you may develop gum disease, tooth decay, or tooth loss.
Having well-aligned teeth is an easy way to avoid all of these problems. When you choose to have Invisalign orthodontic treatment, with every new set of Invisalign clear aligners, you’ll be one step closer to straight teeth.
Better physical health and better oral health are important reasons to have your teeth straightened. If you’re like many of our patients, though, a nice smile is on your list of priorities. Think of how good you’ll feel about yourself when you can smile with confidence whenever you wish. You’ll never need to worry that someone will think you’re unattractive because you have a weird smile. You’ll always have a beautiful smile.
Now is the time to have your teeth straightened. If you’ve been avoiding braces because you’d be embarrassed to wear metal braces, Invisalign is the perfect alternative. Throughout your treatment, your friends won’t notice your aligners. You’ll notice your confidence increasing when you know your teeth will be straight. You’ll be so excited when your treatment is over and you see your new smile.
Dr Rammo understands the importance of straight teeth, and all the benefits of Invisalign. Take the smart approach and ignore your friends who say it’s all about vanity. The aligners can make a positive difference in your health, so make an appointment soon!