Beyond Appearance: Health Benefits of Invisalign®

Your primary motivation for getting Invisalign® may be to improve your appearance and give yourself a brand-new smile.

Your appearance is a great reason to get Invisalign, but the end result of the treatment will be even better — your oral and overall health will improve tremendously.

At Portrait Dental in Katy, Texas, we have seen this happen time and time again with Invisalign patients. Here are a few of the health benefits that Invisalign patients can expect.

Better oral health

With traditional braces, it’s easy for food and bacteria to build up on wires and brackets and between teeth. This bacteria can lead eventually to gum disease, tooth loss, and bone loss if you don’t treat the problem promptly.

With Invisalign, you can remove the clear aligners when necessary, which makes it easier to practice good oral hygiene like brushing and flossing. This will lead to a cleaner, healthier mouth and cut down on additional issues like mouth sores, cavities, bad breath, and tooth decay.

Less jaw pain 

If your teeth aren’t correctly aligned, you may have difficulty biting and chewing your food correctly, and your bite patterns may be uneven at best. 

Over time, this misalignment can cause teeth grinding, jaw clenching, jaw pain, and even poor digestion because you can’t properly chew your food.

Invisalign helps take care of all these problems by straightening your teeth so your jawbone will be straight and healthy as well.

Better overall health

Multiple general health issues have been linked to oral health, including heart disease, diabetes, anxiety and depression, infections, and pneumonia. 

As your oral health gets worse, your mouth becomes an entry point into the body for the bacteria that can cause these diseases. This means your chances of developing these diseases increases as your oral health decreases.

The simple solution to protect yourself is to improve your oral health, and one of the best ways to do that is with Invisalign clear aligners. As your teeth become straighter and your oral health improves, the bacteria in your mouth will lessen and your chances of developing any of these other health issues will decrease.

If you’re interested in Invisalign treatment, contact our office by phone or through our convenient online scheduler to set up an appointment. There’s no reason to wait any longer for straight teeth and improved overall health!

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