What are the medical benefits of Invisalign braces?

  • Posted on: Nov 15 2020
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istock 1219612221 1Getting braces to realign the teeth is not just about achieving a more attractive smile. There are many other benefits that come along with realigning teeth into better alignment that many patients don’t even realize. Our team at Boutique Smiles of Manhattan in New York, NY is here to help. Below are a few of the benefits of orthodontic work which may surprise you!

  • Improved bite alignment. The bite is the way in which the upper and lower dental arches fit together when eating. When gaps or poorly aligned teeth are present, it can impact this fit and function dramatically. It impacts the ability to properly break down food for proper digestion and can cause painful conditions such as TMJ disorder. This condition causes clicking, popping, locking, and pain of the jaw joint. With appropriate dental treatment, many patients can keep this problem from occurring.
  • Improved jaw alignment. In addition to improving the bite alignment, orthodontics can also improve jaw alignment. This ensures that patients do not need with certain speech impediments that can arise and make it more difficult for people to understand you. Additionally when the palate is expanded with orthodontic work, it can improve one’s ability to breath better when they sleep and snore less as well!
  • Better oral health overall. When teeth are overcrowded and misaligned, it leaves many areas where bacteria and food particles can build up and impact oral health. Conditions such as decay and disease may cause problems that also spread through the bloodstream and can result in a higher risk of heart disease, strokes, and other medical conditions.
  • Improved confidence. Patients who are satisfied with the appearance of their smile also show improved self-confidence and self-esteem. This can have emotional benefits, especially for those who have been hiding their smile due to imperfections over the course of many years. With increased happiness and less social anxiety, many patients enjoy the emotional advantages of a beautiful smile!

Work with our dental team at Boutique Smiles of Manhattan

Our dentists work with patients in the area of New York, NY to help them achieve their dream smiles! If you are interested in orthodontic work with our team and are ready to take charge of your smile, call us today at (212) 262-2952 to request a consultation appointment with one of our professionals.

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