Straightening your teeth is one of the best things you can do for your health.
There is a growing body of medical evidence linking poor oral health with a variety of health conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and pregnancy complications.* It’s really not surprising because your teeth provide a direct path for infection to enter your bloodstream and bone marrow.
Crooked or overlapping teeth are harder to clean. Teeth that are too close together are difficult to floss. An improper bite can wear down teeth and cause pain and decay.
It is now estimated that 20% of all orthodontic patients in the U.S. are adults. My practice is actually closer to 90% adults, 70% of which have not had previous orthodontic treatment.
Adults who never would have considered wearing metal braces are now able to achieve the health benefits of having straight teeth without impacting their lifestyles or careers.
Invisalign has truly revolutionized the orthodontic industry.
*Harvard Medical School Special Health Report. “Your Oral Health and Overall Health.” Dental Health for Adults (2009): 6-11.