When your teeth are not as straight as they could be, it affects your appearance. However, people who say teeth straightening is all about vanity are mistaken. You want to look your best, but there are more benefits than just having a nice smile.
Proper teeth alignment has a benefit to your general health such as improving your diet. If you have an overbite or crooked teeth, it might be difficult to bite or chew certain foods. Perhaps you avoid foods you need in your diet for adequate nutrition. In contrast, you may be eating these foods anyway, although they cannot be completely chewed. This habit can lead to digestive problems.
Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign clear braces will resolve these issues, so you’ll be able to enjoy a balanced diet when your teeth are aligned.
Grinding of Teeth
Misaligned teeth can increase your risk of teeth grinding. Grinding is more than a bothersome habit. It can wear down tooth enamel so your teeth are weaker. When you grind your teeth, they can also become loose and perhaps eventually lose teeth that are otherwise healthy.
Jaw issues may also occur. Temporomandibular joint disorder is a common example. When the joint in your jaw is affected, it can cause physical symptoms. You may develop headaches, fatigue, and other symptoms that affect your everyday life.
Home oral care is easier and more effective when your teeth are straight. You’re able to do a thorough job with brushing and flossing each day as the brush and floss are able to reach all faces of the teeth. When it’s easier to keep your teeth clean, you’ll have better oral health with a lower risk of tooth decay.
Teeth straightening with Invisalign clear aligners is a simple solution. The short treatment period can benefit more than just your oral health for the rest of your life. Ignore friends and family members who tell you it is a sign of vanity. You are taking an important step for your health.
At Dentists of Ivanhoe Central, we care about your health. We can help you achieve a better overall state of health with Invisalign. You’ll love your beautiful new smile when your teeth are straight, and definitely appreciate all of the other benefits. Now is the perfect time to call Dr Shehan for an appointment.