Extra-Extra! Read all about it! The news has just come in that straight teeth offer more than just a pretty smile. According to the American Dental Association, straightening your teeth can have significant effects on your overall dental health. Your expert in Invisalign in Frisco reveals some of these hidden benefits.
The Benefits of Straight Teeth
Here are some of the benefits of straight teeth that go beyond just producing a great smile:
- Healthier Teeth and Gums – When your teeth are crowded or too widely spaced, it can cause swollen, red gums, and this can be a sign of periodontal disease (also known as gum disease). When your teeth are misaligned, food can get trapped between them and your gums, allowing bacteria to grow. Conversely, when your teeth are properly aligned, it helps your gums fit tightly around your teeth.
- Easier Cleaning – When you have crowded, gapped or misaligned teeth, it can be harder to clean them. And, if you can’t get into certain areas, then bacteria and plaque can grow undisturbed. This too, can lead to periodontal disease.
- Overall Health – Studies show that if you’re concerned about your oral health and act upon it, then you will more than likely be proactive about your overall health. Furthermore, by straightening your teeth and correcting misalignments, gaps and crowding, you can avoid oral issues like tooth decay and gum disease, which untreated can lead to oral infections, heart disease, stroke, pneumonia and diabetes.
The Benefits of Invisalign Clear Braces
Thankfully, the process of getting straight teeth doesn’t have to be an inconvenience. There once was a time when it was believed that metal braces were the only way to straighten your teeth. Thankfully, you’re not limited to this method of using bulky metal and wires. With Invisalign clear braces, you get all the benefits of straightening your teeth while maintaining your dignity. The time of completion for Invisalign clear braces is generally 6 to 15 months, while traditional braces can take 2 years or more.
Furthermore, since Invisalign braces are removable, then makes your ability to maintain desirable oral hygiene is much better. And worn a minimum of 22 hours a day, they don’t require visits to the dentist for adjustment. After 2 weeks you will just throw away the current trays and put in a new set.
Now you can feel confident in your smile and oral health without feeling a need to compromise the latter. Your expert dentist is offering a sweet change of pace from the rigors of braces in Frisco and leading you into a brand-new arena of total wellness.
About the Author
Jill Wade, DDS, MAGD has been practicing dentistry for over 20 years. During that time span she has provided the highest quality cosmetic, restorative and preventive care, and striven to educate her patients about the dental-wellness and whole-health connection. Dr. Wade earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Baylor University in 1995. Afterwards, she served as both resident and fellow of the Advanced Education of General Dentistry program. In 2010, she would earn the prestigious Master of Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Wade practices at Stonebriar Smile Design and can be reached for more information through her website.