Apart from maybe being conscious about your smile, most people don’t give much thought about the impact of crooked or misaligned teeth to their oral health. Oral health experts, however, note that there may be bigger repercussions than having an awkward smile in your photos.
Compromised Oral Health
Whatever the cause for your misaligned or crooked tooth–an accident, thumb sucking when you were younger, or if it is simply something you inherited–you can expect to have a chain reaction of problems in the long run if you don’t get it fixed.
For one, food bits can get stuck in between cracks and crevices in-between misaligned teeth. If these are not properly removed, then they could eventually cause decay and cavities, and even possibly teeth loss. Aside from that, the positioning of the teeth, especially if they are overlapping on each other, can affect the enamel, making the teeth more susceptible to wear and tear faster.
Then, there is also the difficulty in or compromised chewing. Without proper chewing, digestion becomes difficult too. If your food is not correctly processed or digested by your stomach, then you can experience stomach cramps, constipation, and a host of other digestive issues.
How Invisalign Works
Invisalign is one of the newer methods of teeth straightening recommended by orthodontists because of ease of use, convenience, and effectiveness. Unlike metal braces, Invisalign is discreet, making it an appealing choice for those who would not want to be seen with the unwieldy metal brackets prominent in regular braces. It comes in a clear mouth tray, similar to a mouth guard. It works by gently pushing the teeth into alignment.
Another major advantage of using Invisalign is that it works much faster than regular braces. Instead of having to wait for a couple of years and making several visits to the orthodontist adjust wires on braces, you’ll only need to wait about six months with Invisalign.
With these advantages of convenience, effectiveness, and of course, improved oral and overall health, there should be no reason for you to delay getting Invisalign treatment for longer. Visit your orthodontist for an assessment today.
Why Invisalign Treatment. Invisalign.com
Straighter Teeth can Improve Oral Health. Colgate.com