In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the major ways that Invisalign treatments benefit oral health for their wearers. The Invisalign system refers to innovative modern orthodontic devices that are known for being much less noticeable than traditional braces, but beyond their aesthetic benefits come several major oral health areas that are worth considering.
At Hillfield Pediatric & Family Dentistry, we're proud to offer a variety of orthodontics services to clients around Utah, including Invisalign treatments for those who are suited for them. Here are some of the other major ways that these treatments benefit the oral health of those who utilize them.
One issue that often arises due to misalignment of teeth is that of teeth grinding. This occurs when the upper and lower rows of teeth rub together in a way that is too abrasive and can cause major wear on the enamel over time.
By using Invisalign treatments, you can help to remedy this problem as these aligners will adjust your bite and keep your teeth separated in such a way that grinding isn't necessary. As a result, you can protect the enamel of your teeth, as well as prevent any further damage from grinding.
Many people who use Invisalign previously had bite issues, which can present themselves in several ways. Some find it tougher than usual to chew their food, while others may find that they have difficulty with their speech or breathing.
These issues are caused by misalignment of the upper and lower teeth, but luckily Invisalign treatments can help to correct them. The aligners will adjust your bite so that it's in perfect alignment and this should remedy any related problems you may be facing.
Another significant issue that can arise from an improper bite is the formation of abfraction lesions. These are small grooves or notches that can form along the gum line, and they're usually caused by tension in the gums due to an uneven bite. They're especially risky because there's no enamel in this area to protect the teeth from decay or cavities.
Fortunately, Invisalign treatments can help to limit the formation of these lesions by properly aligning the teeth so that there is less tension in the gums. This will go a long way towards protecting your smile and keeping your oral health in optimal shape.
As you can see, Invisalign treatments come with several major oral health benefits. If you're looking for a more discreet option for your orthodontic needs, then Invisalign may be the perfect fit for you.
At Hillfield Pediatric & Family Dentistry, we specialize in providing quality orthodontic services to our clients in Utah and would love to discuss how Invisalign can help benefit your oral health. Contact us today to set up a consultation and take the first step towards achieving the perfect smile!