If you watch the commercials and ads in the magazines, they will make you think that Invisalign is all about vanity. To some, it may be, but the beauty of Invisalign is that it is so powerful and such a sturdy product that by choosing to use it you can eat candy and chew gum any time you want. You will not need to be concerned about having silver brace face for your senior pictures either.
Invisalign is as its name states, almost invisible, and without thinking about the convenience it gives you; there are about nine more reasons to use this product starting with the one least in importance.
If your teeth are correctly aligned, it will be easier for you to clean and floss them. When you go in for your six-month check-ups; it will be a breeze for the hygienist to clean your teeth.
People may not realize those crooked and jammed up teeth are tough to clean. When your teeth are crowded and twisted, it makes the instrument that the hygienist usually uses is ineffective, and lets the bacteria on your teeth escape being removed while she is trying to clean.
You will notice that you have better articulation and speech because the way you pronounce your words is determined by how your teeth are positioned. There are people in comedy, voice over, movies, and the music industry, that have used Invisalign to fine-tune their speaking voice.
Let’s say for example that your two front upper teeth might be too long, or maybe you have what they call an open bite, it could cause you to have a lisp or trouble saying certain words, perhaps even whistle a wee bit when you speak.
If your teeth are misaligned, you could suffer from food getting impacted, and it could cause you great difficulty in flossing and brushing. If teeth don’t fit against each other snugly enough, then at almost every meal, you will get a piece of vegetable or stringy meat caught in between those two teeth, and it will probably stay there till you floss it out.
It is called food impaction, and if the food stays there, it can cause some real harm to your teeth and gums. Bacteria will eat on the food particles and cause your gums to recede; then a throbbing, dull pain will develop in your mouth where the food was stuck.
The positioning of your teeth in the proper manner will lead to a better bone design and positioning of the gums, that promotes a self-preserving mode for the health of your mouth.
It is not only the part that shows above your gum line. When your teeth are crooked, that bone underneath holding the tooth up is crooked too, and it can lead to complications.
The way your lower jaw is in relation to your upper jaw makes an enormous difference in how your mouth closes. If your mouth doesn’t always close the right way, one day, you won’t be able to close it.
So, in your mouth, you have TMD or TMJ, popping and clicking, pain in the joints, painful and inefficient chewing, inability to chew, and misaligned jaws. If your teeth are lined up correctly, it will let your mouth open and close freely.