Did you know that an ounce or two of plastic can improve your health? The appeal of Invisalign clear braces is usually associated with enhanced appearance. Yet patients in Chicago, IL are also experiencing wellness benefits from this innovative teeth straightening technique from Dr. Theodore Siegel at Big Smile Dental.
Invisalign straightens teeth with a series of removable plastic aligners. You take the aligners out to eat a well-rounded diet and chew thoroughly, which aids in digestive health. Then you brush your teeth and floss normally, to avoid tooth decay.
Straight teeth indirectly contribute to whole body wellness. Good alignment minimizes hiding places for food debris and oral bacteria. Gaps, overlaps, twisted teeth, or misalignment make hygiene more challenging and foster gum disease. This condition can cause you to lose your teeth, and its shock waves are felt throughout the body. Bacteria that cause gum disease are linked to diabetes, stroke, cardiovascular disease, respiratory ailments, and Alzheimer’s disease. According to the American Heart Association, gum disease increases the risk of heart attack by almost 50 percent.
A recent Gallup poll revealed that 49 percent of Americans would like to shed at least a few pounds. While Invisalign clear braces are not a diet aid, many patients report this pleasant and unexpected benefit of treatment. Because you must remove the aligners to eat, most people snack less.
Invisalign has a 96 percent patient satisfaction rate! It has helped thousands of patients develop an improved self-image. There is a growing body of evidence indicating that positive self-image boosts the immune system, helping those individuals stay healthy and heal faster.
With so many benefits of treatment with Invisalign clear braces, why not schedule a consultation at Big Smile Dental in Chicago, IL. The number is 773-772-8400.