According to Doc Player, 47% of Invisalign users experienced a boost to their self-esteem, compared with 22% of those wearing metal braces. If it’s time for your child to begin orthodontic treatment, it’s time to take a closer look at a few of the surprising benefits of Invisalign. Teeth straightening can be an exciting journey as you move closer to a beautiful smile.

1. Improved Gum Health

Gums are an essential part of oral health. Without healthy gums, your teeth will never be as healthy or white as you want them to be, along with your overall health and wellness. Gum disease is typically caused by plaque buildup. When you minimize the occurrence of plaque, your gums will be a lot healthier! Common signs of gum disease include bad breath, loose teeth, sensitivity when eating, and painful brushing. If you’re experiencing any gum issues, be sure to discuss them with both your dentist and orthodontist. Gum disease is a serious issue that can lead to more serious issues if not treated properly. Having your teeth straightened is an important step in preventing and eradicating the disease.

2. Lessened Tooth Decay

Straight teeth are easier to brush. This means that there’s a lower chance of particles becoming trapped between your teeth and gums. It also means that there are fewer bacteria able to grow. Lessening the growth of bacteria leads to a healthier mouth overall. This means that tooth decay can be successfully avoided by proper brushing and flossing.

3. Boosted Confidence

We greet the world with our smiles! It only makes sense that a lot of our self-confidence is tied to the way that the world reacts to our smiles. When you feel insecure about a crooked smile, it can be a lot of weight to carry. With straight well-aligned teeth, your self-confidence is sure to experience a boost. Additionally, unlike metal braces that can draw attention to orthodontic issues, removable alignment trays are much less noticeable. Now is the perfect time to begin orthodontic treatment to obtain a healthy and beautiful smile!

Straight teeth and a correct bite are important parts of ideal orthodontic health. Of course, having a great smile is likely more of an appeal to your child. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation to learn more about how Invisalign can provide the orthodontic care your child needs while giving them the smile of their dreams.