Health Benefits of Straight Teeth
Orthodontics are not just to fix the appearance of your teeth, but helps to solve the many dental health problems associated with crooked, misaligned or gapped teeth. Without treatment, patients can develop gum disease, wearing of the teeth, tooth decay from over-crowding as well as other problems. At studioSMILE Orthodontics in Overland Park, KS, we want all of our patients to experience the many health benefits of straight teeth which is why we offer the most oral health oriented orthodontic solution, Invisalign®. With Invisalign, not only will you achieve a healthier and straighter smile, but you will be able to maintain your dental health during treatment.
Healthier Gums and Teeth
Signs of periodontal disease, or gum disease, include swollen and bleeding gums. This often happens when a patient needs orthodontic treatment. This occurs because the teeth are not aligned correctly or there are gaps in the teeth causing gums to be exposed and suffer. Oral health often worsens during orthodontic treatment with traditional metal braces because the metal braces cover parts of your teeth, making it harder to clean deep and properly. Dr. Kelly utilizes Invisalign exclusively to shift the teeth into their correct position. With the teeth in the correct position the bite will fit properly as well as cover the necessary gum tissue. The Invisalign aligners allow Dr. Kelly to take a gradual approach to correct your orthodontic issues, leaving you pain free and with a healthy mouth and the journey actually can start during treatment not just after.
When you have crooked, gapped, or misaligned teeth, it can make it difficult to properly clean them. It is also hard to clean when traditional metal braces are glued to your teeth. The brackets and wires make it nearly impossible to remove all plaque and food particles from your teeth. This will cause your dental health to suffer. If plaque is not removed, it can turn into hard tartar and lead to infection, gum disease or tooth decay (commonly known as plaque scars). Invisalign aligners make it easy to properly brush your teeth. You just remove your aligners, brush and floss like you normally would, rinse the aligners, and place them back in your mouth.
Overall Health Improves
Your teeth and gums are the starting point to an overall healthy life. In order to eat certain foods, you will need to have proper function of your teeth. Having properly functioning teeth will allow you to eat all the fruits, vegetables and lean meats you can eat. When you have problems with your teeth, it can prevent you from being able to eat certain foods because of pain. When you complete Invisalign treatment with Dr. Kelly at studioSMILE Orthodontics, your teeth and bite will function so you can prevent the wearing down of your teeth or developing gum disease from over-crowding, crooked teeth. Orthodontic treatment can also solve speech problems on top of bite, function, and appearance problems.
Contact Us For The Health Benefits of Straight Teeth
If you are interested in reaping the many benefits of Invisalign treatment, contact studioSMILE Orthodontics office in Overland Park, KS by filling out our online contact form or calling (913) 953-6767.