Invisalign and other dental aligners are known to provide straighter teeth, and most patients seek this treatment to achieve a better smile. While it’s true that aligners can straighten teeth, there are other medical benefits of aligners that most people are unaware of.

Medical Benefits of Aligners

The following are a few of the medical benefits that aligners provide and these are in addition to a beautiful smile:

Improved Bite

Aligners can be used to correct poorly aligned bites, which is the way your upper and lower teeth fit together. Missing teeth or poorly aligned teeth can both cause you to have gaps in your bite, which may affect your ability to chew and eat. A misaligned bite can become painful because it will cause your jaw to work harder so that it can chew, and this may result in lockjaw and headaches. Aligners can help correct this issue and can help with more than just correcting crooked teeth.

Improved Alignment Of The Jaw

Orthodontic treatments can help with both jaw and palate alignment and these conditions must be treated because overcrowded teeth or jaw misalignments can cause speech impediments. Some patients may require the use of an expander to widen their palate before their aligners are applied. This expansion can also result in better breathing and less snoring, so it has a number of advantages.

Improved Oral Care Habits

Crowded and misaligned teeth are a lot harder to clean because parts of your tooth may be hiding, which would make brushing and flossing extremely difficult. Poor oral hygiene will cause bacteria to build up, which can lead to gum disease and cavities. Aligners will help straighten crowded teeth and will allow you to care for your teeth better as brushing and flossing will no longer be a challenge. Good oral care habits are extremely important for everyone, but especially for those with Aligners as they can help prevent bad breath, stains, and gum disease. Additional care may be required but the results will be worth it.

The dentists at Cygnet Dental can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. Whether you need Invisalign, orthodontics, or teeth whitening, we can help, so if you are in Grande Prairie, give us a call today!