The NHS website reported that there were 200,000 people wearing braces in the UK last year. There are also reportedly 4 million people wearing braces in the USA. Do you think all of these people are wearing braces simply to make their teeth a bit straighter and their smiles more attractive, or could there be another reason for such ubiquitous orthodontics?

There are actually health benefits to having your teeth pushed into a straight alignment, so let’s have a look at how you can benefit from those, at the same time as improving the look of your smile. But first, a quick word about our favourite braces brand, Invisalign, here at our Manchester practice.

Invisalign are globally popular and recently fitted their 5 millionth pair of braces. This is because they are removable, as well as being one of the most discreet styles of braces. Your friends and family might not even realise that you’re wearing braces at all.

Invisalign Braces Health benefits

1. If we feel embarrassed about our teeth, we tend to smile less. Smiling regularly has been proved not only to boost our mood, but also improve the functionality of our immune systems. Could you be doing yourself permanent damage by hiding your smile? Use Invisalign braces to gain a smile of which you can be proud.

2. If you’re suffering from jaw pain or headaches due to a bite problem, this discomfort is not going to go away until your bite problem is corrected. Invisalign braces will correct your bite problem and help you lead a pain-free life.

3. Teeth which are overlapping or overcrowded tend to have hidden surfaces that cannot be reached by your toothbrush, leaving them vulnerable to decay. This is because of the increased likelihood of food deposits having been left on the teeth. Having your teeth straightened will ensure your tooth surfaces are exposed to the bristles of your toothbrush, making you less likely to suffer from decay.

4. Gum disease is another consequence of food deposits that are not cleaned away from the teeth. In the early stages, gum disease causes red, swollen and bleeding gums, but later on, if left untreated, it has been associated with far more serious health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and strokes.

One of the major advantages of Invisalign Braces is that they are removable, so your teeth are easier to keep clean than they would be with fixed braces, which involves brackets being bonded to the teeth.

If you’d like to gain a more attractive smile and enjoy the strong feeling that you are doing all you can to keep your teeth and gums healthy, particularly when you hear horror stories from friends about painful dental visits they could’ve avoided, please get in touch with the Manchester team to book your consultation. We’ll be happy to examine your teeth with a view to providing advice on the best course of action.