Some may wonder, why straighten your teeth? Straight teeth can do more than create a beautiful grin. Having straight teeth can enhance gum health and make it easier to maintain good oral hygiene. Even though uneven teeth might not have troubled you in the past, there are many indications that periodontal disease can begin in the gums when teeth are not correctly aligned. Gums can get red and swollen when it is not easy to get the floss or a toothbrush between rotated and crowded teeth. In other instances, gaps in teeth can trap food and irritate gums. If left unchecked, this can lead to tooth decay.
One option offered at Braces U is Invisalign aligners. Not only do these clear tooth aligning trays help you achieve a straight smile, but they make oral hygiene much easier than traditional braces. Invisalign aligners may be taken out to brush and floss daily. Additionally, a routine dental cleaning can be considerably easier because there aren’t any metal brackets or bands covering your teeth.