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When it comes to aligning your smile, Invisalign® benefits more than your smile’s appearance with a straight smile. In fact, the American Dental Association (ADA) has found that an aligned smile actually improves your overall health. And this is in addition to fixing oral issues brought on by a misaligned bite such as chewing difficulties, problems with the jaw, and wear and tear on tooth enamel.

Our The Smile Studio - Dr. Chad Ellis team are excited to offer Invisalign clear aligners for our patients in Orem and Provo, Utah wanting straight teeth. Invisalign corrects orthodontic issues and giving you an attractive smile along with improved oral health. Let’s take a look:

Gum Health

Your gums can become red and swollen when the teeth are crowded or spaced too widely. Because swollen gums are an early sign of periodontal disease, this is a problem. Thankfully, aligned teeth allow your gums to stick to your teeth more securely, protecting you from gum disease. Invisalign successfully addresses this issue with the help of a series of clear aligners which you wear while gently moving your teeth into alignment.

Oral Hygiene

You have already seen that good oral hygiene brings good oral health. But wearing braces can make it tough to remove food particles and plaque from brackets and wires. And unless you remove oral debris daily, you are inviting tooth decay. The good news about Invisalign is, they are removable. This means you can brush and floss your teeth without trying to work around brackets and wires. This allows you to maintain your healthy smile.

Systemic Health

Did you know that the mouth plays host to harmful bacteria that can lead to tooth decay and gum disease? Well, it’s true. If it isn’t removed daily, you can have sores in the mouth and tender, bleeding gums, halitosis (bad breath) and even tooth loss. Worse, the ADA has found that oral infections are linked to heart disease, diabetes, pneumonia, and even stroke. Fortunately, with Invisalign, you can achieve a healthy, aligned smile while protecting your body.

The Smile Studio - Dr. Chad Ellis invites you to give us a call at 801-225-5594 if you would like to learn more Invisalign’s benefits to your appearance and oral health. We look forward to helping you have a healthy, confident smile!