The health benefits of straighter teeth

You may be surprised to know that the benefits of having properly aligned teeth extend far beyond a confident smile. It is well known that healthier gums straighter teeth can actually significantly affect your overall dental health.If we all think about it — a smile can hardly be perfect if it’s not a healthy one. Healthier, brighter teeth will ensure your gum health can be maintained better. Fortunately, with Invisalign®, having a confident smile and reducing your risk for tooth decay and gum disease go hand in hand.


Swollen, red gums can often be the result of having teeth that are crowded or too widely spaced. Unfortunately, these are also signs of periodontal disease. When teeth are properly aligned, it helps the gums fit more securely around the teeth, allowing for the strongest and healthiest defence against potential periodontal problems. That’s where Invisalign comes in. The comfortable and clear aligners gently and gradually begin to move your teeth into the proper position — without unsightly brackets and wires.


One of the biggest challenges of having braces is removing all the food that gets trapped in the brackets and wires. This can often lead to plaque build up, the tell tale signs of bad breath and eventually tooth decay. With Invisalign, the aligners are removable, so it’s easy to continue brushing and flossing your teeth is so much easier. With Invisalign you do all the things the way you normally do. Using Invisalign there is no more food getting caught and you actually help to protect yourself from bad breath through plaque build up which could ultimately lead to gum disease.


Think of your teeth as a window to the health of your body. Your teeth and gums — and how they look to others when you smile—say a lot about your overall health. If you’re taking good care of both, you’re probably taking good care of the rest of you.

Tooth decay and gum disease are caused by bacteria. Left untreated, they can cause mouth sores, tender or bleeding gums, bad breath, and possible tooth loss. Studies by the American Dental Association have shown that oral infections can also lead to other more serious ailments such as heart disease, 2 stroke, 3pneumonia 4 and diabetes5. Invisalign aligners make daily oral hygiene easier, thus reducing the risk of possible problems. And correctly aligned teeth can also alleviate the issues that can be caused by an improper bite, speech or chewing difficulties, jaw problems, and increased wear on the tooth enamel. Invisalign effectively addresses all of these orthodontic issues, so you’ll have the confidence of a great smile and increase the likelihood of improved oral health.

Talk to our friendly staff at Fresh Smiles Belmont or Fresh Smiles Newtown about Invisalign today. Our fully trained orthodontists will advise if this product is suitable for you.