November 8, 2017
If you’re dissatisfied with the alignment of your teeth, you’ve probably considered how orthodontic treatment can improve the way your smile looks — but have you thought about the overall health benefits of an option like Invisalign? As your dentist in Coral Gables, Dr. Bushdid considers your general well-being while building any treatment plan. The benefits of braces for lasting health and wellness are positive, and Invisalign offers a subtle means for achieving straighter, healthier teeth.
How Crooked Teeth Impact Your Health
Teeth that line up the way they should are easy to clean and promote proper jawbone function. When your bite is crowded, gapped, or otherwise misaligned, significant problems can develop over time.
First of all, it’s difficult to thoroughly brush and floss crowded teeth. You can’t really move your toothbrush around every surface, and your fingers look like they’ve been through battle after you’re finished trying to force the floss between each tooth. Food can become trapped more easily in gapped teeth, too, accelerating the rate of tooth decay and gum disease if it’s not properly removed.
Misaligned teeth can also take a significant toll on your jaw health. If your upper and lower teeth don’t meet properly, the TMJ (temporomandibular joint) that connects your jaw to your skull must make small adjustments with each open and close. Over time, that adds up to a lot of stress on the joint. People who need braces may first notice they have misaligned teeth due to jaw pain or malfunction.
Seeking orthodontic treatment solves these and other issues of misaligned teeth.
Invisalign Provides a Clear Solution
Busy adults, professionals, and older teens appreciate that Bushdid Smiles offers Invisalign clear braces. This orthodontic approach uses a series of clear plastic aligners to place focused pressure on different teeth throughout the treatment. You wear a different aligner every two weeks, gradually advancing your way to straighter, more beautiful teeth.
The benefits of Invisalign include…
- Convenience: Fewer visits to the dentist are necessary throughout the Invisalign treatment compared to traditional braces.
- Removability: You can slip the trays out to continue eating what you like without fear of a popped off wire or bracket.
- Confidence: Clear plastic aligners are very subtle, so you can continue to speak and smile as usual throughout treatment.
- Good hygiene: Removable aligners allow you to brush and floss your teeth without any special maneuvering around bulky brackets and wires.
Are Clear Braces Right for You?
If you are concerned your oral or overall health could suffer as a result of misaligned teeth, orthodontic treatment should be your next big investment. But, not everyone is a candidate for Invisalign. If you are suffering from TMJ/TMD, Gneuromuscular orthodontics might be a better option. There is also the compliance issue and being diligent about keeping the aligners on most of the day/night.
Talk to Us About Invisalign Today!
If you’re searching for a “dentist near me” who offers Invisalign, find your answer at Bushdid Smiles. We improve oral and overall health with this popular clear braces solution! Find out if it’s right for you by requesting an appointment today.
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