Did you know that straight teeth not only boost self-confidence but also keep your gums healthier in the long term? The combination of gum health and straight, healthy teeth is essential to an optimal oral environment. Most people do not realize that healthy gum and teeth ensures a healthier heart, strong respiratory system and even has been linked to helping control diabetes.
WE NOW KNOW that straighter teeth lead to better gum and bone health – here’s why:
● Straight teeth promote better oral hygiene where crooked teeth are harder to clean. Crooked or misaligned teeth actually work as food traps that may lead to bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease along with bone loss.
● When teeth are misaligned patients tend to grind their teeth more which leads to further bone loss and chipped teeth. Grinding is a major risk factor for periodontal disease and premature tooth loss.
● BADLY positioned teeth also tend to have more gum recession throughout our lifetime resulting in earlier tooth loss and tooth sensitivity. Exposed roots in areas of gum recession are more prone to tooth decay as well.
Do you have crooked teeth that could not only be causing bad breath, but worse, lead you to lose a tooth? I recommend you consider Invisalign for treatment. Invisalign is a series of clear aligners worn all day, that gradually and painlessly move teeth in to proper position. Once treatment has begun,dental visits for supervision are every 46 weeks for a few minutes, thereby making this treatment a great time saver! There are no unsightly wires and as the aligners are removed during mealtimes, no food traps to later clean out! Your oral hygiene regimen is simpler and more effective both throughout treatment as well as after.
Before and After picture showing results with Invisalign
Invisalign is the most popular cosmetic dental treatment because it is painless, non invasive and predictably creates a more ideal smile, leading to better self-esteem and a more social and healthy lifestyle!
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Dr. Maryam Edalat
Invisalign Preferred Provider
Cosmetic Dental Specialists, NYC