If you’re contemplating Invisalign merely because you want to get your teeth straightened or unclutter your teeth, the good news is, there’s more to using Invisalign than meets the eye. In terms of positive takeaways, it’s not just your teeth or oral health that the transparent dental aligners deliver. Behind the scenes, there are a host of tangible and intangible benefits that you can enjoy while Invisalign takes care of your teeth and their positioning in your mouth. Let’s find out more…
People who grind their teeth in their sleep usually suffer shooting pains in the jaw and even in the neck region. In most cases, using Invisalign can prevent unconscious grinding of teeth thereby relaxing sore muscles in the face and adjoining areas.
While it’s true that you could find yourself with a slight lisp when you wear Invisalign, the realignment of your teeth into their proper positions will ultimately improve your speech delivery and eliminate issues related to pronunciation and phonetics that you faced previously. If you want testimony, just look at the many pop stars and film stars who have acknowledged using Invisalign.
Thanks to proper placement of teeth in the oral cavity, chewing food becomes a pleasure when using Invisalign. Medical practitioners say that the root cause (pun intended!) of many an indigestion problem is poor or improper mastication. Proper chewing of food ensures that food is digested properly and the body assimilates the nutrients.
As we all know, as the pathway for exhalation of stale air, our mouth also plays a major role in our respiratory functions. When the oral cavity is crowded with misaligned teeth, our breathing action becomes a casualty – resulting in snoring, bad breath and sometimes sleep deprivation. Using Invisalign to straighten crooked teeth and other anomalies in your mouth could also have a beneficial impact on your breathing.
The transparent yet stylish aligners lend a classy and sophisticated look to your overall appearance – a far cry from the gawky appearance that come with the territory when you use conventional metal braces for teeth realignment purposes.
On a more practical note, your Invisalign aligners can double up as teeth guards when you indulge in your passion for sports like cross-country biking or cycling up mountain trails, and even when you’re lifting weights in the gym. Thanks to Invisalign, you can bid goodbye to irritating habits like nocturnal teeth grinding.
Congratulations if you’re already using Invisalign! And if you’re not, what are you waiting for? Go meet your dentist/orthodontist.
Dr. Inna Trogan – DDS is experienced in cosmetic dentistry, periodontics, and general dentistry. An active member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Association, Dr. Trogan continuously stays up-to-date on the latest state-of-the-art technologies and advances in dentistry. She takes personal pride in providing courteous and high quality professional treatment for all of her patients’ dental care needs.
Our dentists have served the residents of Brooklyn Heights, Fort Greene, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, and all of our other surrounding communities for years. They can be reached by phone, 718.246.5677 or at their office in 100 Pineapple Walk, Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201. You can also book an appointment online.