Four Benefits of Invisalign Braces

Straight teeth are the perfect accessory for a friendly, healthy appearance. But there’s more to a properly aligned bite than cosmetics. If you’re considering Invisalign braces, here are four added benefits of investing in your smile.

1. Lower Risk of Tooth Decay

Crowded and crooked teeth are statistically more likely to get cavities, because of how challenging they are to keep clean. By aligning your bite, you can make it easier to floss. Plus, Invisalign doesn’t alter your oral hygiene routine. There are no wires or brackets to work around. Since the aligners are removable, just brush and floss like normal!

2. Combat Periodontal Disease

When teeth are rotated, tilted, or pushed together, they tend to have a higher rate of periodontal (gum) disease. In fact, orthodontic therapy is considered an effective part of a proactive periodontal treatment program! If you’re at risk for gum disease, Invisalign could help you get control over your oral health again.

3. Prevent Premature Tooth Wear

Teeth that bite end-to-end or don’t close together properly can wear each other down at a rapid pace. Correcting your occlusion (biting relationship) extends the lifespan of health tooth enamel. Even though enamel is the hardest substance in the entire body, it’s not invincible. Tooth on tooth wear can do serious, permanent damage to your overall bite.

4. Reduce the Chances of TMJ Disorder (TMD)

Inadequate occlusion means your TMJ muscles have to alter the way they function during each meal. Over time, this unhealthy movement can lead to muscle strains, joint damage, headaches, and migraines. If you’re suffering from TMJ disorder symptoms, be sure to let our Encino dentist know.

Your Invisalign Dentist in Encino

Encino Dental Studio offers comprehensive Invisalign orthodontics for adults of all ages. Call today to request a consultation with Dr. Amir Jamsheed.

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