Unexpected Benefits of Invisalign
Submitted by Dr. Samir Ayoub on October 4, 2019 - 9:00 am
Last year, Dr. Samir Ayoub blogged about some of the incredible benefits of Invisalign, the orthodontic system that straightens teeth through a series of clear, removable plastic aligners. With benefits like those mentioned in the article, it’s easy to see why Invisalign is so popular among teens and adults alike. Dr. Ayoub thought it would be helpful to add on to the concepts discussed in the article and talk about some of the other, lesser-known benefits of Invisalign.
Makes You Think Twice about What You Eat
The Invisalign system doesn’t limit what you consume because you remove the aligners to eat and drink. But the fact that you must take the time to remove them before eating or drinking could help you cut out snacking in between meals or sipping on a sugary beverage. If you have to take the time to remove your aligners, you might think twice before indulging in a sweet or savory snack in between meals. Over time, less snacking could add up to weight loss and a leaner, healthier body.
May Help Break Bad Habits that Could Damage Your Teeth
If you find yourself chewing on a pen cap or gnawing on ice throughout the day, Invisalign may help you break these bad habits. The desire to protect your customized aligners could help you overcome absentminded bad habits that can damage your tooth enamel.
Healthier Teeth At the End of Treatment
Ultimately, Invisalign treatment can leave you with healthier, cleaner teeth at the end of treatment than other orthodontic systems. It is hard to take good care of your teeth when wearing metal braces; some people end up developing tooth decay or gum disease because they have problems keeping the teeth and gums healthy. But with Invisalign, there are no metal brackets or wires attached to the teeth to interfere with your brushing or flossing routine. As long as you stick to your normal hygiene habits, you should expect to complete treatment with straight, healthy teeth.
Learn More about Invisalign
Dr. Ayoub would be happy to discuss all of the benefits of Invisalign during a consultation at our office. To request an appointment, please contact our San Francisco office today.