Many people think of crooked teeth as merely a cosmetic issue, but that’s not the case – there are solid health benefits to straightening your teeth with Invisalign clear braces. Not all Battle Creek dentist offices offer anything in the way of orthodontic treatment for their patients. However, at Halonen Family Dentistry in Battle Creek we’re happy to offer Invisalign to help our patients with their self confidence while also improving their oral health. In this post, we will look at some of the oral health benefits of having straight teeth.
Straight teeth are much easier to clean than crooked teeth for a number of reasons. On the one hand, when teeth are overcrowded and overlapping it’s much more difficult to get in between them with floss and to make sure that they’re being brushed properly. On the other hand, when teeth are separated and have gaps, food is more likely to get stuck in. Overcrowded teeth or teeth that are too far apart can also lead to early stages of gum disease. When your teeth are properly aligned, your gums fit more snugly around your teeth which helps fight off periodontal disease.
At Halonen Family Dentistry in Battle Creek, we are happy to provide our patients with the industry’s leading alternative to traditional wire braces that can often be a hassle and carry stigma for a lot of people. Invisalign clear braces are also much less intrusive and are as effective as traditional braces for those who need them. If you have overcrowded over overly spaced teeth do not hesitate to contact us today to see if Invisalign clear braces are right for you.