Having a properly-aligned bite is about more than just a straight, winning smile. Research shows that straightening your teeth with Invisalign® also has a positive impact on your overall dental health.
For example, if you have teeth that are crowded or widely spaced, your gums can become red and swollen, eventually leading to periodontal (gum) disease. Meanwhile, if your teeth are aligned properly, your gums will fit more securely around them, giving you a stronger defense against oral infections and tooth decay.
Invisalign® also offers considerable health benefits during the treatment process, especially when compared to traditional braces:
- Easier cleaning – Food particles become easily trapped in bracket-and-wire braces, but the simple plastic teeth aligners used during Invisalign® treatment can be removed whenever you need to brush and floss, making oral hygiene a cinch.
- Less soft tissue irritation – Braces can irritate your gums and inner cheeks, causing inflammation and other issues. Invisalign®’s smooth, clear plastic aligners are designed for your comfort, neatly avoiding this issue.
If you would like more information about the health benefits of Invisalign®, please contact us today to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Rod Strober. Strober Dental serves patients in the San Diego, La Jolla, and Coronado areas of California.