Did you know the health benefits of a Greater Smile with properly aligned teeth go far beyond a boost in confidence? According to the American Dental Association, straightening your teeth can greatly improve your overall dental and physical health as well.
Healthier Teeth and Gums
Crowded or widely spaced teeth can often lead to red, swollen gums — and possibly even periodontal disease. When teeth are straighter and properly aligned, gums hug the teeth more securely, which means they can offer a stronger defense against future periodontal problems.
Cleaning Is Easier
Sometimes if teeth are too crowded they can be difficult to clean properly. Food and other matter can get stuck in hard-to-reach places in the mouth or can stay undetected, resulting in plaque buildup and eventually tooth decay. Straighter teeth means brushing and flossing is easier, which in turn means a healthier smile.
Improving Overall Health
You can often tell the overall health of the body by just looking at the teeth. Teeth and gums say a lot about how well you’re taking care of yourself in general. If you’re brushing and flossing regularly, then most likely you are taking care of the rest of your body as well. Also, dental problems can often lead to more serious complications like heart disease, stroke, diabetes and more.
If you’d like to learn more about achieving your Greater Smile — and improving your health too! — give us a call and we’ll set up a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!
Excerpted from Invisalign.com