Invisalign: Not Just for Looks

Invisalign: Not Just for Looks

Vanity isn’t the most endearing trait in the world. In a society seemingly overrun with the vain and vapid it can be easy to dismiss an idea if it seems a little shallow at first glance. Invisalign might just be one of those products you tend to overlook. However, the benefits of using Invisalign Invisible Braces to straighten your teeth go beyond the cosmetics, and even go beyond not wanting the embarrassment of wearing metal brackets on your teeth for months to years.

First you might be wondering – why do I even need straight teeth? Isn’t it what’s on the inside that counts? Well, first of all, your teeth are on the inside! But all quips aside, the health of your gums and teeth can be negatively affected by crowding and misalignment. When your teeth are properly aligned, the gums fit tighter around the teeth, which creates the strongest defense against periodontal problems. In addition to the healthier gums straight teeth provide, they also can help eliminate issues caused by an improper bite, speech issues, jaw pain, and excessive wear on your enamel.

Then why not just get traditional braces?

Traditional braces, while effective at straightening teeth, can lead to issues with maintaining your oral hygiene. Food gets trapped in wires and brackets which tends to lead to plaque buildup and tooth decay. With Invisalign, you are able to remove the aligners and brush and floss your teeth normally.

The moral of the story: straight teeth are not just about looking good (though it doesn’t hurt!). Contact the staff here at Prescott Dentistry for more information on Invisalign braces in Prescott, AZ.

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