How Invisalign® Aligners Can Improve Your Oral Health

There are many things that are impacted by the alignment of your teeth, and when that alignment is off, it can have a negative impact on much more than just your smile’s appearance. For patients who need to straighten their crooked teeth, the use of discreet Invisalign® clear aligners can help make lessening that impact a much more comfortable and convenient experience. By utilizing a system of clear aligners to straighten your teeth, rather than the brackets and wires that comprise traditional orthodontic braces, Invisalign® can improve your oral health and your smile in several important ways.

They make cleaning your teeth easier

Both Invisalign® and traditional orthodontic braces are designed to effectively straighten crooked teeth, which makes caring for your teeth afterward much easier. When your teeth are straight, you can more effectively clean away oral bacteria and food particles (also known as dental plaque) to prevent issues like tooth decay and gum disease. However, with traditional braces, keeping your teeth clean might actually be more challenging, as you have to brush and floss around the brackets and wires. With Invisalign®, however, you can take your aligners off before brushing and flossing so you can clean your teeth much more effectively.

They improve your bite by straightening teeth

In addition to making hygiene easier, the ability to straighten a variety of tooth misalignment issues also makes Invisalign® beneficial for improving your bite’s overall function. Ignoring the misalignment of your teeth out of fear of wearing traditional braces can give your crooked teeth time to affect other aspects of your bite. That might include the health and function of your jaw joints, or TMJs, which can become damaged under the pressure of accommodating your crooked teeth.  Straightening your teeth with Invisalign® alleviates this pressure, improving your bite function and lowering your risks of suffering from a TMJ disorder.

They help you avoid problems during and after treatment

With their more convenient and comfortable application, Invisalign® offers several additional benefits beyond those mentioned above. Collectively, the more discreet and easily manageable treatment process helps you reduce your risks of experiencing any complications during and after your treatment process. These might include the development of tooth decay or gum disease resulting from inadequate hygiene, or the bite problems associated with hesitating to seek treatment.

Learn how Invisalign® can improve your oral health

By making it easier and more convenient to straighten your crooked teeth, Invisalign® aligners can help you improve your oral health during and after treatment. To learn more, call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We also serve the residents of Kingwood, Conroe, Livingston, and all surrounding communities.