The American Dental Association (ADA) has found that an aligned smile is good for one’s health as well as fixing oral issues derived from a misaligned bite, such as chewing difficulties, problems with the jaw, and wear and tear on tooth enamel.
Our Haeberer Family & Cosmetic Dentistry team are excited to offer Invisalign clear aligners for our patients in Sterling, Virginia wanting straighter teeth. With Invisalign, we can correct orthodontic issues while improving your health. Let’s take a look at how Invisalign can benefit you:
–Gum Health: Gums are important to a nice smile because they support your chompers. Unfortunately, they can become red and swollen when teeth are crowded together or spaced too widely apart from gaps between teeth.
When the gums are swollen, this is a sign of periodontal disease. When teeth are correctly aligned, however, the gums support your teeth as they should which lowers the risk of gum disease. With Invisalign, your teeth are aligned so the gums can do their job properly while your teeth are gradually shifted into alignment.
–Oral Hygiene: Healthy smiles start with consistent daily hygiene. Wearing braces can be a challenge when removing food particles and plaque from the brackets and wires. If you fail to remove this oral debris over time, you are at greater risk for tooth decay. Since Invisalign aligners are removable, you can easily maintain a solid brushing and flossing routine without worrying about cleaning around brackets and wires while you straighten your smile.
–Systemic Health: The mouth is an ideal environment for the kinds of bacteria which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Unless that is, you take the time to remove it through daily brushing and flossing. Without this consistent care, you can end up with sores in the mouth or tender, bleeding gums, halitosis (bad breath) or possible tooth loss. And since the ADA has linked oral infections to heart disease, diabetes, pneumonia, and even stroke, an aligned smile is more important than ever. Fortunately, Invisalign will help you maintain a healthy smile and a healthy body while you straighten your teeth.
We invite you to give us a call at 703-433-2155 to learn more about how Invisalign can improve your appearance along with your oral health, or if you are ready to schedule an appointment with us. Dr. Alfred Haeberer and our team look forward to helping you create the healthy smile you deserve!