How Invisalign can improve the health of your mouth.
Teeth that are crowded or too widely spaced can create unhealthy
conditions, including swollen gums, redness and pocketing, all of
which are signs of periodontal disease. As Invisalign invisibly
straightens your teeth, it can also do great things for the health of your mouth.
Clinical studies have shown that gum health may improve with the use of
Invisalign during orthodontic treatment¹. Properly aligned teeth can help
gums "fit" tighter around each tooth², which may lead to better periodontal
health. Unlike braces, with Invisalign, you can brush and floss normally,
which can help prevent tooth decay and periodontal disease.
Unlike traditional orthodontics or braces, Invisalign has no metal
bands or wires to trap food and plaque. Maintaining a good oral hygiene
program will also reduce chances of plaque buildup, tooth decay and
Improved Chewing and Speech
For some people, incorrectly positioned teeth and jaws can exacerbate
speech difficulties and chewing problems. Correcting your bite by
straightening your teeth can help improve both.
Lower Risk of Trauma and Abnormal Wear
Properly aligned teeth can be less stressful on supporting bone and jaw joints.