Are you considering Invisalign near St. Louis? Invisalign is
increasingly popular in family dentistry, as more and more patients of all ages visit Dr. Spalitto to straighten
their teeth with clear braces. Everyone knows that straight teeth can
dramatically improve your cosmetic appearance, and visiting a dentist
for braces can make you look and feel younger. However, correcting misaligned,
gapped, or overlapping teeth with Invisalign can also improve your oral
and overall health. Continue reading to find out how straight teeth lower
your risk for cavities, gingivitis, and disease.
Your dentist may recommend straightening your teeth with a retainer, braces,
or Invisalign so you can protect yourself against tooth decay. Invisalign
is especially recommended in family dentistry because they do not involve
wire brackets. With traditional braces, your oral hygiene routine can
be complicated by trying to remove sticky foods and floss between wires.
With Invisalign, you can simply remove your aligners and continue brushing
and flossing your teeth the way you normally do.
When the teeth are properly aligned, the gums fit more securely around
the teeth. If your teeth are too crowded or too widely spread, your gums
can become red and inflamed. Unfortunately, these are also symptoms of
gum disease. If gum disease is allowed to progress, it can lead to the
next stage known as periodontitis, which is an even more serious concern.
If severe periodontitis develops, the disease can potentially impact other
aspects of your overall health. Fortunately, straightening your teeth
moves them into the proper position and helps you ward off gum disease.
While you may not initially think of your self-confidence as being related
to your overall health, people with high self-esteem are both happier
and healthier. Confident people are more inclined to leave the home to
socialize, and close relationships with friends and family are associated
with better mental health. Additionally, confident men and women are better
positioned to achieve success in their careers.
If you are interested in Invisalign, find out if clear braces are right
for you by calling Dr. Spalitto at West County Dental. Speak to a dental
team member directly by dialing (314) 821-2712.