Having straight teeth isn’t just about looks. Straightening your teeth with Invisalign at Cottonwood Dental has health benefits in addition to giving you a more confident smile! According to the American Dental Association, straightening your teeth can significantly impact your overall dental health for the better!
When your teeth are straighter, your gums are healthier. When your teeth are aligned properly, your gums can fit properly around your teeth leaving less room for bacteria to grow and thrive. However, if your teeth are crowded in too tightly or too widely spaced, your gums can become swollen and red, and they’re much more susceptible to periodontal disease. Using Invisalign to properly align your teeth gently and gradually, helps to protect your gums from developing disease.
Straighter teeth are easier to clean. Properly aligned teeth are easier to brush and floss. You can be confident that when you clean your teeth, you are able to reach all of the spaces in between. However, crooked teeth are more difficult to thoroughly clean, the spaces in between provide the perfect place for bacteria to grow.
Overall health is effected by your dental health. Oral infections caused by the buildup of bacteria can lead to more serious complications. Studies show that dental health is linked to heart health, and one’s risk of stroke, and diabetes, among other diseases.
Fortunately, you can get straighter teeth without the embarrassment of unsightly adult braces. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Giaquinto at Cottonwood Dental. Dr. Giaquinto can examine your teeth and help you determine if Invisalign is right for you. For a straighter, healthier smile, call Cottonwood Dental.