The connection between your health and misaligned teeth.
It’s hard to remove plaque and bacteria from misaligned teeth. This can lead to inflamed gums, soft tissue damage, receding gums, pockets between teeth and gums, bone loss, and tooth loss.
Some early signs of gum disease can be red inflamed or bleeding gums when you brush or floss. There may be no signs of gum disease until the advanced stages.
Tooth and gum deterioration and tooth loss.
Poorly aligned teeth can put extra stress and pressure on teeth and the jawbone. This can cause:
- Receding gums
- Gum disease
- Indentations at the gum line
- Cold sensitivity
- Chipped or fractured teeth
- Tooth loss
Bacteria form a film underneath the gums, particularly where teeth are misaligned. Can create pockets where your gums meet your teeth causing bacteria and debris to be trapped. Bacteria and its byproducts trigger an inflammatory response Causing your immune system to create white blood cells and proteins to fight the inflammation.
The combination of bacteria, toxins, white blood cells, and acute phase proteins damage the cells that line your coronary arteries, resulting in plaque and leading to hardening of the arteries.
Straight teeth are stronger and healthier teeth.
When your teeth are properly aligned, the health benefits are clear.
Healthier gums make it easier to brush and floss around properly aligned teeth, and you are less likely to have pockets between gums and teeth that trap bacteria. Properly aligned teeth reduce plaque retention, tooth decay, and the risk of gum disease along with less wear and trauma.
Aligned teeth reduce the risk of tooth chipping, breaking, and wear, which can require expensive procedures to repair. Proper alignment also reduces stress on the jawbone and joints.
With its proprietary innovations and decades of research and development, Invisalign clear aligners are unmatched by any other clear aligner system.
This is why more than 5 million patients have chosen to straighten their teeth with Invisalign clear aligners:
- Up to 75% more predictable tooth movement with SmartTrack material, for the smile you expect.
- More comfortable than braces
- No restrictions on foods or activities
- Now up to 2x faster with weekly aligner changes
- Covered up to 50% by many orthodontic insurance plans
- Easier to brush and floss for better oral health.