Straightening your teeth is great for you smile, this we all know. You’ll never feel more confident than when you can smile unabashedly, wide and proud. However, did you know there were health benefits to straightening your teeth with braces such as the advanced and invisible Invisalign? Straighter teeth have a world of benefits for your tooth surfaces, gums, and even your mouth function. Let’s explore how Invisalign could benefit your dental health.

Invisalign and tooth decay

Straightening your teeth with Invisalign helps to close gaps in your teeth and to straighten overlapping teeth surfaces. When you have crooked teeth, the overlapping surfaces create little hideaways and crevices for plaque to build-up in. Because of their irregular alignment, these tucked away places can also be very difficult to clean properly. This can lead to them harbouring bacteria that will eat away at your protective enamel, causing the build-up of plaque and eventual tartar, not to mention cavities and decay. Straightening these wayward teeth with Invisalign helps to create a more even tooth surface so there are less places for bacteria to hide and a surface area that is far easier to clean.

Invisalign and gum disease

Gapped teeth expose a larger surface area of your gums than we’d like, which means they present a heightened risk of gum disease. These gaps also allow bacteria and plaque to build-up on your teeth’s inside surfaces and rest atop the gumline in areas that are difficult to clean. This means that gum disease can worsen considerably, because you may be unaware of the plaque on these inside surfaces that would otherwise be protected or covered by the neighbouring teeth. Straightening your teeth with Invisalign helps to close these gaps and therefore moves your teeth closer together to protect your vulnerable gums. This lessens your chances of developing gum disease through sheer exposure and vulnerability to bacteria.

Invisalign and bad breath

Cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease can all very noticeably contribute to bad breath. The bacteria present feeds on food debris in your teeth and produces foul smelling toxins as it does so. These toxins stain your breath and can make it very unpleasant. Straightening your teeth with Invisalign helps to protect your gums from gum disease and can help present the development of cavities, limiting the places where bacteria can be harboured in your mouth. You could achieve straighter teeth and fresher breath all in one treatment, as long as you also keep up your hygiene routines at home.

Invisalign in Farringdon

If you’re considering straightening your teeth but want to avoid the all-too-visible metal braces, find out more about our Invisalign treatment in Farringdon. Our professionals at Zero Seven Dental Practice will be happy than happy to speak with you. Call 020 7253 7667 to book your consultation today!