If you were told that there are many health benefits from having straight teeth, would you believe it? It is true and there are many ways that you can have better dental health because of straight teeth too. According to the American Dental Association, straight teeth allow a patient a better chance at overall good oral health. When you think about it, a straight smile cannot be perfect if it is not healthy at all. With Invisalign, you will have the confidence you need to smile brightly and reduce your risk for gum disease and tooth decay. If you would like to discuss your options for Invisalign, contact our La Habra office now to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cho.
Teeth Are Easier to Clean
One of the many challenges with having braces is that you cannot remove them. When you cannot remove them, the wires and brackets collect food particles and this leads to the buildup of plaque and tooth decay can occur. If you have Invisalign aligners, you will find that they are removable and you can take them out to brush and floss as you normally would.
Healthy Gums and Teeth
Bleeding, tender, and swollen gums are often the result of teeth that are not properly cleaned or teeth that sit too close or too far apart from each other. The symptoms you experience can be an indication that gum disease is present. When the teeth are crowded or spaced too far apart, the gums do not protect the tooth the way they need to, which can lead to serious issues later on down the road. Invisalign can help to gradually move your teeth closer together and straighten them out, so you never have to worry about little to no protection from your gums.
Overall Health of Your Body
When you think about your teeth, you probably did not think that they are a window to your health. They are. A healthy smile means you are likely healthy and vice versa with an unhealthy smile. If you take care of your teeth, you are more inclined to take better care of the rest of you.
Tooth decay and gum disease is a direct result of bacteria in the mouth that is not removed. This then leads to bad breath, sores in the mouth, tender gums, and more. The ADA wants patients to know that oral infections can have serious lasting effects and can cause heart disease, pneumonia, diabetes, and more.
Invisalign will make your overall oral health better and it allows you to care for your teeth much easier and better. You can reduce the risk of problems in no time and all aligners are able to be removed too. Straight teeth will facilitate better health and you will find that you can talk and chew better too. Call Dr. Kenneth Cho Dentistry today to schedule an appointment in our La Habra office.