For many patients, investing in clear aligners mostly comes down to a desire to have a straighter smile. That is, after all, why most people go through the process of orthodontics in the first place. However, the benefits of clear aligners extend beyond simply improving the aesthetic appeal of a smile. Believe it or not, there are many oral health benefits to the treatment, making our SureSmile® services in Bingham Farms all the more valuable to those patients taking the plunge into these clear orthodontic trays.
Three Benefits of Invisalign for Oral Health
There are three main ways in which using SureSmile® can improve the overall health of your mouth and teeth. These include:
1. Straighter Teeth are Easier to Brush
While most patients want SureSmile® to correct a crooked smile, we do deal with some patients who are tired of fighting food traps in their molars or persistent cavities in the areas of teeth closest to gaps. One thing about straight teeth is that they make it harder for food, plaque, and tartar to find a home. The opposite effect, of course, is that crooked teeth or teeth with gaps create all sorts of places for bacteria to hide. If some of your teeth overlap, it may even be impossible to brush certain areas of certain teeth.
In short, it’s easier to brush properly and rid your teeth of the most bacteria when they’re straight, and the only way to get them straight is via orthodontic treatment like Invisalign.
2. Healthier Tooth Alignment and Bite Patterns
Having improper bite function can cause a host of problems for patients, ranging from something as simple as unnecessary jaw pain to something as major as tooth grinding or chipping. Sometimes, a patient’s bite can be “off” enough to cause long-term damage to teeth and cause serious oral issues like TMJ. Using SureSmile® can improve your bite pattern, loosen your jaw, and relieve any pressure stemming from an improper bite.
3. Fewer Complications than Traditional Orthodontics
Clear aligners, among all the cosmetic dental options, are the kindest to your teeth. Traditional braces, remember, require bonded brackets that can leave discolored areas on teeth after removal. Furthermore, traditional braces can sometimes cause cuts inside your mouth and make it harder to brush properly and remove plaque and tartar from teeth in those difficult-to-reach spaces. While traditional braces can improve oral health, as well, Invisalign is a less abrasive, cleaner alternative for many patients in and around Bingham Farms.
Investing in SureSmile® at Jamestowne South Dental, Dr. Cracchiolo’s Office
If you’ve been thinking about getting cosmetic dental treatment, we encourage you to set up a consultation with Jamestowne South Dental at your earliest convenience so we can give you a better understanding of how this treatment can not only improve the way your smile looks but the way your teeth function. We want to help our patients on both levels, and we know from years of experience that SureSmile® is a wonderful solution.