When it comes to New Year’s Resolutions, this year instead of promising to lose weight, eat healthier, or workout more, why don’t you make a commitment to improving your overall oral health or correcting your smile by getting Invisalign.
What is Invisalign?
In the past, if you wanted to straighten your teeth, move their position, or realign your jaw, you needed to get unsightly and painful metal braces. That all changed with Invisalign.
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment option that allows everyone from teenagers to adults to correct their smile. Using a set of customized clear trays, called Invisalign aligners, which clip onto your teeth the positioning of your teeth and jaw are subtly changed until you are able to get the results you desire.
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligner trays can easily be removed. This allows you to eat whatever you want as well as be able to properly brush and floss your teeth without having to work around wires and brackets. You can even remove the trays if you have a special event or need to speak in public.
Reason to Get Invisalign #1 – Improve Your Confidence
It is amazing how a straighter smile can work as a confidence booster, but it can. After your Invisalign treatment, your teeth will be straighter and you will feel more confident. You won’t be afraid of laughing at someone’s joke and showing off your crooked teeth or having to smile a certain way to hide the fact you have a gap between your teeth.
In fact, once your Invisalign treatment is completed, you will be walking around smiling more. When you smile more, you will feel more confident.
Reason to Get Invisalign #2 – Possible End to Headaches and Jaw Pain
Misaligned, wrongly positioned, or crooked teeth, as well as improperly aligned jaws, have been known to cause a number of painful health problems. Everything from tension headaches and sinus headaches to jaw pain, facial pain, and neck pain have been linked to crooked or uneven teeth. If you experience any of these problems and have uneven or crooked teeth, you may be able to find pain relief by getting Invisalign.
Invisalign will straighten your teeth and realign the position of your jaw. Once your teeth are in their proper place and your jaw is realigned, a number of things can happen. You will be able to chew and bite easier, you won’t clench your teeth as often, and you may even stop grinding your teeth. All of these things could have been the cause of your head, neck, facial, or jaw pain. Luckily, if it was caused by misaligned teeth, you should notice relief within a few weeks after Invisalign treatment has been completed.
Reason to Get Invisalign #3 – Healthier Teeth and Gums
Brushing and flossing crooked or uneven teeth can be difficult as the bristles of the toothbrush don’t reach certain spots or your teeth are so close together that you are unable to floss. When you are unable to properly brush and floss, it can lead to gum disease, tooth decay, and plaque buildup. If this happens you can experience a number of dental problems including cavities, bleeding gums, headaches, bad breath, overall feeling of being sick, bone loss in the jaw area, or tooth loss.
Getting Invisalign won’t instantly improve your oral health and make your teeth and gums healthier, but it will over time. As the Invisalign aligner trays shift and move your teeth, you will be able to gain access to areas that were once unreachable with floss or a toothbrush. Once you can properly brush and floss those hard-to-reach areas, you will start to notice a significant improvement in your oral health.
Whether your New Year’s Resolution is to improve your oral health, straighten or improve your smile, or finally address those jaw alignment issues you have, Invisalign will be able to help you. Call Bonham Dental Arts today to schedule a consultation with our doctors to discuss whether you are a good candidate for Invisalign.