Do Invisalign Braces Offer Health Benefits?
Having Invisalign braces offer great aesthetic advantages, knowing that there’s an option out there to avoid opting in for the ‘train track’ brace is always good to know. However, looks aside and onto a more important note of if Invisalign braces can offer any health benefits and the answer is yes.
Invisalign braces help repel against gum disease
When you have gaps in your smile, your teeth create irregular spaces that expose your soft tissue at the top and at the bottom of your gums. These gaps make it easy for bacteria and plaque to build up around the base of the teeth and in those hard to reach areas. The plaque can irritate your gums and cause gum disease, which appears as red, swollen and occasionally bleeding gums. This can lead onto your gum tissue receding from the teeth, giving an elongated tooth appearance and even causing instability between your teeth. Gum disease is incredibly common in the UK and contributes a lot to losing adult teeth. Closing these gaps with Invisalign braces help draw teeth back into alignment and cover over the vulnerable areas of gums, lessening the risks of developing or worsening gum disease.
Invisalign braces help protect you against cavities
Closing gaps in your teeth isn’t the only way Invisalign braces improve your dental health. Crowded teeth and irregular alignment can create a crooked smile with overlapping teeth and these teeth make way for the perfect folds and nooks for plaque and bacteria to hideaway in, and their irregularity helps to shield them from brushing. Shelter for bacteria and plaque is a huge cavity risk, so crooked teeth being hard to clean properly could lead to decay and enamel erosion. Invisalign braces help straighten your teeth to create a more even surface area which help provide a straighter smile and creates a surface area that is far easier to clean.
Invisalign helps you correct your bite
Invisalign isn’t just the creator of straight smiles, but it addresses a host of bite issues. It does this by being entirely customised to your teeth, so rest assured Invisalign isn’t just a one size fits all procedure. When we begin your treatment journey, we take impressions of your teeth to create your aligners from and as you progress throughout the treatment, you will gradually swap your aligners for a different pair every few weeks until your teeth have been moved into a new position.
If you’re currently contemplating Invisalign then feel free to get in contact with us here at Harwood Dental Care and pop into your local Bolton branch today to begin your journey.