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Everyone seems to either want, have, or be in the process of obtaining, a beautiful, straight smile. While there are obvious social and physical benefits to having a straight smile, there are some notable health benefits as well. So let’s take a look at some of those health benefits.

Why bother with alignment?

Aligning your teeth is critical for more reasons than you might think. When your teeth aren’t straight and in their proper order, this creates more hard angles in your mouth. That results in more places that are difficult to clean, either by brushing or flossing. Straight teeth are much easier to clean, thereby reducing the risk of cavities, gum disease, and other oral health problems.

How do they get straight?

We recommend, for patients who qualify for the procedure, the Invisalign® procedure. Invisalign is simple, quick, and effective. It involves wearing a series of plastic aligners for two weeks at a time, over a period of months. The aligners move your teeth into place one set at a time until they’re perfectly straight. You simply swap aligners out every two weeks and make sure to wear them for just about 22 hours a day. Remove for eating, brushing, and flossing. Otherwise, keep them in at all times so that they have a chance to firmly move your teeth where they belong.

The best part about using these aligners to straighten teeth is the fact that they’re nearly invisible. It’s almost impossible to tell someone’s wearing these aligners.

While it may seem that straight teeth only benefit your appearance, the truth is that it’s a lot easier to have better overall oral health with straight teeth. If you’re ready to straighten yours, call us today to get the process started. We can be reached at 520-413-9714.