How Invisalign Can Improve Oral Health

Do you cover your smile because you’re self-conscious about your crooked teeth? Invisalign can help. After patients complete Invisalign, they have straighter, more balanced smiles. Patients can also feel confident to show their teeth when they smile. But treatments like Invisalign not only improve the smile’s aesthetics. Many patients find brushing, flossing, and maintaining their smiles easier and notice fewer oral health problems once they complete Invisalign treatment. As a part of the cosmetic dentistry treatments in our Deerfield, IL office, Invisalign can improve the aesthetics and health of the smile. 

How Invisalign Can Improve Oral Health

Cosmetic Dentistry in Deerfield, IL: Invisalign Benefits

Invisalign provides aesthetic benefits and can help patients improve their oral health. Orthodontic treatments like Invisalign can also provide these advantages: 

Simple Cleaning

After straightening teeth, it’s much easier to reach between teeth. Once patients complete Invisalign treatment, flossing and brushing their teeth are more comfortable and allow them to reach areas of their smile they may not have been able to clean before.

Even during Invisalign treatment, patients can easily remove their aligners to brush and floss their teeth and gums. Over time, patients will find it much simpler to care for their smiles at home.

Decreased Risk of Infection

Because straight teeth make it easier to clean between teeth and reach the back of the mouth, patients have a reduced risk of tooth decay and gum disease after completing Invisalign. Harmful bacteria that feed on sugars and starches left in the mouth can hide between crooked teeth.

Patients with crooked or misaligned teeth may be more prone to developing decay because they cannot clean bacterial buildup. Over time, patients with crooked or misaligned teeth may experience tartar or plaque that builds on their teeth and gums, contributing to a dental infection. Invisalign creates a more streamlined routine and helps them keep their smiles healthy.

Minimized Tooth Wear and Risk of TMD

Patients with a misaligned bite are also at risk of developing temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD). These bite disorders occur when the joints that connect the jaw bone to the skull are damaged or under stress. Crooked or misaligned teeth place more pressure on the bite and joints.

TMD patients can clench or grind their teeth and wear down their natural tooth enamel. Straightening teeth with Invisalign can prevent these symptoms. Invisalign also creates a more even, balanced bite, preventing tooth wear and enamel damage from grinding and clenching.

Do you want a straighter smile? Are you interested in treatment with Invisalign? Call our dental office for a consultation today at (847) 230-9703. You can also schedule a dental appointment at AH Smiles on our website. We’re here to answer any questions you may have about the Invisalign process or your eligibility for treatment.