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What health issues might Invisalign be able to fix?

Woman's hand holding Invisalign | Dentist Pascoe Vale There is more to having straight teeth than just having a beautiful smile. Having straight teeth can actually improve health issues for some people.

Patients with the following issues might want to consider Invisalign:

TMJ—If you have a misaligned bite, this can contribute to issues with the jaw joint and lead to a disorder known as TMJ. This painful condition of the temporomandibular joint often causes earaches, headaches and neck pain.

Teeth grinding—People who have a tendency to grind their teeth do better when their bite is well-aligned. Wearing the Invisalign plastic aligners can also help relax the muscles that cause teeth grinding and clenching, and in some cases, patients find that their symptoms have been alleviated.

Difficulty cleaning the teeth—When teeth are crooked or overlapped, flossing and brushing can be more of a challenge. Properly aligned teeth have fewer spaces for bacteria to get trapped in, which can lead to the formation of plaque. Crooked teeth also make people prone to a condition known as ‘food impaction,’ which is when food particles get caught between the teeth. Even with good oral hygiene, these areas are tough to keep clean.

Contact our Pascoe Vale Clinic

Our Pascoe Vale, VIC dental clinic welcomes your call to find out more about the benefits of Invisalign.

Disclaimer: The information throughout this site is not intended to be taken as medical advice.