Who doesn’t want a brilliant, straight smile? And did you know the alignment of your teeth can have an impact on your overall health? Your teeth may influence everything from chronic digestive issues you experience to a pounding headache that won’t go away. This is because they play a multitude of roles aside from the obvious function of chewing.
You’re never too old to correct the alignment of your teeth. Luckily, Invisalign solves alignment issues without bulky, unsightly metal braces. Even better, it can be administered and managed by your general dentist, reducing the hassle of going to a separate orthodontic provider.
A Fix for Overbites
An overbite, also known as “buck teeth, ” is where the upper teeth significantly extend over the bottom teeth. Overbites may be outgrown in small children, but if they persist into adolescence and adulthood, they will start to cause minor to severe problems.
If you have an overbite, you may be experiencing one or more of the issues caused by this condition. These problems include difficulty chewing, breathing complications, an increase in the development of caries and tooth decay, gum disease, temporomandibular disorders and even speech difficulties.
Studies have proven that Invisalign is an effective treatment for mild to moderate overbites. Invisalign’s less invasive nature and ease of adjustment save patients and their dentists time, money, and pain.
Proper Position of the Jaw
You may not even think about it, but the position of your jaw is just as important as any other aspect of your dental health. When your jaw is not correctly aligned, it can cause a condition called TMD (temporomandibular joint dysfunction). Symptoms include headaches, sinus congestion, discomfort, and neck and facial pain.
When your jaw is resting in the wrong position, it can put pressure on your teeth, weakening the roots and even leading to bone and tooth loss.
Invisalign can correct the position of your teeth allowing your jaw to move back into the proper place. This relieves the strain on your TMJ and thus helps alleviate the symptoms mentioned above.
Better Brushing and Flossing
Have you ever skipped brushing and flossing because it feels like a wrestling match to get the floss down between crooked teeth or reach spots with your brush? It may seem like a small problem, but if your teeth are set too close together or at improper angles, they can make oral care difficult.
Invisalign can correct the spacing of your teeth and make it easier to floss. Plus, Invisalign is much cleaner and easier to maintain than braces. No brackets and spaces for food to get caught. This means less time brushing, and with Invisalign, you can still floss as usual.
Your ability to form words concisely depends significantly on the positioning of your teeth. As you speak, your tongue moves against the insides of your teeth, creating certain sounds and inflections. If your teeth are not in the proper places, they can lead to problems such as lisps or pronunciation issues. Invisalign can correct the issues that lead to poor speech.
Better Dental Visits and Cleanings
One of the biggest complaints of dental hygienists worldwide is poor gum health. Pockets along the gumline harbour bacteria and can lead to decay and infection. Tartar also develops more rapidly in larger, uneven spaces, such as those found between crooked teeth. Invisalign corrects uneven teeth and makes dental visits more of a joy and less of a chore for you and your hygienist.
Plus, crooked teeth can be painful, particularly when chewing. Correction of those alignment problems prevents future discomfort caused by misalignment.
Don’t Give up Your Favourite Foods
Let’s admit it; the thought of giving up that occasional treat of a Tim Tam or a Violet Crumble isn’t appealing. With Invisalign, you don’t have to give up the foods you usually would with traditional braces. Simply remove your tray while you eat, brush, and pop it back in!
Seek Out Invisalign Today
The benefits of Invisalign far outweigh those of traditional braces. Invisalign takes a lot less time than conventional braces. A quick visit to your dentist when it’s time to change trays beats an hour or more in the chair while the orthodontist tightens and fiddles with the wires and brackets of braces. From fewer visits to easier oral care, there’s nothing not to love. Even the ability to correct more severe problems such as an overbite makes Invisalign the obvious choice.
Are you ready to get the smile and health benefits of Invisalign? Call us today at 03 5331 6117 to schedule a consultation, or visit our website!