There are dozens of reasons to get Invisalign, many of which are aesthetic in nature. However, there are also a number of health reasons to consider Invisalign. No matter what your reasons for wanting Invisalign are, this innovative technology will enhance your life and benefit your health.
Your Bite Will Be Better
Your bite is really important. Ideally, your upper jaw and lower jaw would meet together and work in perfect harmony. However, this world is rarely an ideal world. A bad bite can be responsible for jaw, neck, or head pain, uneven wear to your teeth, speech problems, and increased probability of tooth decay and periodontal disease.
Fixing your bite will have an impact on your overall wellness, your confidence, and your long-term health.
Your Teeth Will Wear Evenly
If your teeth aren’t aligned properly, you can experience unnecessary or uneven wear on your teeth. However, fixing your bite can make it such that your teeth experience even wear and tear. This is really important for the long-term health of your teeth. If your teeth are rubbing too much, you can start to experience wear of the enamel, which can cause tooth sensitivity.
Invisalign May Help You Stop Grinding or clenching Your Teeth
If you used to grind or clench your teeth, fixing your bite and crooked teeth may actually help you stop this behavior. Aside from the relief that you would feel from no longer straining your muscles, this will also help the long-term structural integrity of your teeth. Grinding your teeth causes undue damage and wear and tear on your teeth, and clenching your teeth puts significant stress on your teeth.
By fixing the underlying cause of this behavior, you will help protect your long-term oral health and help prevent the need for restorative dentistry in the future due to worn enamel or cracked teeth.
You Will Have Better Oral Hygiene
Crooked teeth can make cleaning your teeth more difficult because it is harder to reach all of the nooks and crannies. This can lead to tooth decay and periodontal disease. Straightening your teeth will not only give you a smile you’ll be proud of, but it will give you a smile that you will be able to clean easily and protect long-term.
Changes to Your Bite May Help Neck and Jaw Pain
If your bite is askew, you may be experiencing jaw, head, or neck pain as a result of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). This pain can be extremely intrusive and burdensome. When you are experiencing jaw pain because of an uneven bite, your muscles in your jaw are having to compensate for the misalignment, which can make chewing and speaking, at times and for some, unbearable.
If you are experiencing any pain in your jaw, head, or neck, as your dentist whether or not it could be related to your bite. You might be surprised!
Invisalign is an investment in your health
There are any number of reasons to get Invisalign, and many of them have nothing to do with the aesthetic advantages. If you want straighter teeth, you’ll get more than a beautiful smile.
Getting a beautiful smile is an investment in you! Your smile can give you the confidence to take on anything that comes your way.
If you want to know more about how Invisalign can not only give you a beautiful smile but also a healthy smile, call Dr. Budhani at Amazing Dental today!