Benefits of Invisalign

Pittsburgh Invisalign dentists

Many of the benefits of Invisalign are obvious. If you want to straighten your teeth without the obvious visual impact of metal braces, Invisalign may be just what you are looking for. Invisalign allows you to brush and floss normally, and eat all the same foods you already enjoy. You may be surprised to discover that the benefits of Invisalign don’t stop there, however.

Straightening your teeth can affect your overall dental health, according to the American Dental Association. The benefits of Invisalign don’t stop with a confident and appealing smile. Invisalign can also help by:

  • Promoting healthier teeth and gums – Teeth that are crowded or spaced too far apart can lead to gums that are strained and can become infected. When your teeth are spaced properly, the gums can fit snugly around each tooth for a healthy gum line and protection against gingivitis.
  • Allowing for easier cleanings – With Invisalign, you don’t have to take great pains to clean around fixed brackets and wires. Simply remove your aligners for normal brushing and flossing, and be sure to clean your aligners while you are at it.
  • Improving overall health – the health of your gums and teeth is very closely linked to your overall wellbeing. Heart disease, stroke, pneumonia, and diabetes have all been linked to gum disease in clinical studies, so even adults can benefit from Invisalign. In addition, an improper bite can lead to difficulties with chewing or speaking, TMJ problems, and can exacerbate sleep apnea symptoms.

While Invisalign is not the right choice for every patient, it does offer many advantages over metal braces. If you’d like to straighten your teeth but prefer to avoid the hassles associated with metal braces, visit our Pittsburgh cosmetic dentistry office to find out if Invisalign is right for you.

Please contact Dentonics, Inc. using the form on the right side of the page or call 412-487-6910 today to schedule your Invisalign consultation. We serve patients in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.