A beautiful smiles is not only important for your confidence but is actually really important for the health of your teeth which in turn is beneficial to your overall health. Misaligned teeth can lead to uneven wear on your teeth. If your teeth don’t come together evenly, certain teeth can take a beating from doing most of the work. This may cause excessive wear on particular teeth which over time can lead to what we call a bite collapse. Your teeth will eventually look worn and overtme cause the corners of your mouth to droop resulting in pre-mature aging. Teeth also support facial muscles. Uneven front teeth or collapsed posterior teeth can give the lip or the face a collapsed or protruded appearance.
An uneven bite can also cause you to clench or grind as your body subconsciously tries to even your bite out. Consequently this can lead to headaches and even migraines in susceptible people. It will further contribute to uneven look of your teeth. In addition, teeth that overlap can be quite difficult to keep clean as they tend to trap food. This can lead to decay and gum disease. There has been numerous studies by the American Dental Association linking the bacteria in the mouth to heart disease, diabetes, premature babies or low birth weight babies. Gum disease can be a silent disease effecting your overall health without you ever being aware of it. Your body will constantly try to keep this infection in check. Aside from uneven wear, headaches, premature aging, decay and gum disease, a beautiful smile can increase confidence tremendously. Studies have shown that 54% of people notice a smile first, followed by 39% attention to eyes, and the remaining 7% to clothing and hair.
Today in the age of modern dentistry we can straighten teeth without traditional braces. Invisalign, which is another term for invisible braces uses a series of clear aligners to move teeth over time. Each aligner is worn for two week intervals to achieve a beautiful smile. We can correct mild to moderate crowding, spaces, overbite and many other orthodontic issues with fantastic results. The length of treatment depends on the severity of the problem. The amazing feature of Invisalign is that the software allows us to see the end result as well as what each stage looks like with their software before we even start treatment. I have been treating patients with Invisalign in our Escondido CA office since 2005. We have achieved fantastic and sometimes life changing results. Besides the beautiful esthetic results patients are able to brush, floss and eat in comfort by removing the aligners. Other than flossing brushing or eating, the aligners have to be worn at all times for optimal results. By being able to maintain oral hygiene during treatment, chances of decay and gum disease are tremendously diminished. There is nothing more heartbreaking to me than watching someone come in after they just got their braces off only to burst their excitement by breaking the bad news that they have decay or gum disease that we need to deal with. Talk about wiping a smile off of someone’s face! For your consultation see our promotions!
Well, at Lifetime Smiles we like to put smiles on patients’ faces with the revolutionary Invisalign! Call us today to schedule your complimentary consultation and see how we have improved smiles in Escondido! Call in November and take advantage of our $500 off promotion – click here to learn more about this offer!