Three Health Benefits of Straight Teeth (And How We Can Help You Get Them)
At Family Dental Center, we offer orthodontic services of braces and Invisalign to help you achieve a straighter smile. When patients come to our Glenview, IL dentist’s office, they often think of straight teeth as strictly a cosmetic benefits. While straight teeth are an appealing look, a beautiful smile is not the only benefit you will experience from straighter teeth.
Healthy gums are a must-have for your tooth roots to anchor your teeth in place. When your teeth are over-crowded or gapped, this can cause your gums to be swollen, red and painful. When your teeth are straighter, your gums are better able to fit around your teeth.
Crooked teeth are harder to clean than straight teeth. The uneven surfaces are easier to capture food particles. Unfortunately, these food particles are also more difficult to remove with traditional brushing and flossing. Through straighter teeth, you can more effectively care for your smile at home.
Less Tooth Friction
While your teeth may be strong, they can unfortunately be worn down over time. This is especially true when your bite and teeth are uneven. Your teeth are meant to fit together well. When they don’t, your teeth are subject to chipping and uneven wear and tear.
At our Glenview orthodontic office, we offer traditional braces as well as Invisalign therapy to straighten teeth. Braces are a series of brackets and wires placed on the teeth that can exert straightening forces with time. They are a tried-and-tested method for achieving straighter teeth and an aligned bite.
Invisalign is an alternative teeth-straightening method for those who do not wish to have visible braces. Invisalign uses a set of clear aligners that fit over the teeth and exert forces to gradually rotate and change the teeth’s position until they are better aligned. The aligners are changed every two weeks until they are in the desired position.
While Invisalign can be highly beneficial, the aligners are not right for every bite or tooth alignment issue. At Family Dental Center, our highly trained dental team can help you determine the best orthodontic method to straighten your teeth and enjoy the health benefits of a straighter smile.
For more information on Invisalign, braces and orthodontic services at our Glenview, IL dentist’s office, please call (847) 998-1281.