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Benefits of Ortho and Invisalign

September 19, 2017

Having straight teeth is something everyone longs for.  We all want to look great in our selfies, and have a beautiful smile to greet the world with. In addition to boosting self-esteem and aesthetics, having straight teeth also has health benefits. Today, we are going to look at the various benefits of braces.

While the most apparent advantage of braces is their ability to make your teeth look great. By placing teeth in the correct alignment, braces can help individuals feel better both physically and personally.

Braces can straighten teeth in several ways. They can help close gaps that have developed between teeth, giving them a more straightened look. Additionally, they can help better space teeth that have grown too close together, preventing a clustered look. Braces can also correct teeth that have been rotated or shifted in their position. All of these are ways that teeth can be straightened by braces, and each is both an aesthetic improvement as well as a healthy one.

Metal BracesBraces can also can reduce the tooth decay and gum disease. Misaligned teeth that are crowded or crooked create tight spaces between your teeth that are sometimes referred to as “food traps.” This is due to the fact that food can collect in these spaces and it is less likely to be swished out or flossed out when you rinse your mouth or brush your teeth. Over time, debris can turn into plaque and increase your risk of cavities. Straightening your teeth with braces mitigates the risk of tooth decay for this reason Learn how to close those gaps in the teeth and help align teeth, all for only $99 down! Click here to learn more.

Another advantage of braces is that they can help individuals with an uneven bite. This is typically caused by misaligned teeth. An uneven bite can lead to dental issues down the line such as overly worn or chipping teeth. Braces help to prevent this in addition to the other benefits we already discussed.

Finally, braces can help to correct jaw pains and disorders which you may be experiencing. Your jaw joints may try to self-correct how your teeth fit together. Over time, this can lead to serious jaw disorders that cause symptoms that disrupt your life. For example, chronic headaches, jaw popping, and pain can all be signs that your joints are trying to auto-correct. If left untreated, this can lead to long-term problems. Speak to your orthodontist about any jaw pains which you may have.

In addition to traditional metal braces, Great Expressions offers a metal-free tooth alignment treatment called Invisalign. Invisalign braces are plastic aligner trays which are changed periodically to help straighten teeth. These trays can be removed for cleaning and for eating and drinking. They offer the same advantages and benefits of traditional braces, however, they are removable, and as the name implies, they are nearly invisible!  Currently, Great Expressions dental centers are offering a special on Invisalign. Call your GEDC orthodontist to schedule a FREE consultation today!


On average, Invisalign clear braces straighten teeth faster than traditional braces. Invisalign braces typically can take from one two years, which traditional braces may take much longer. Learn more about the speed of invisalign here.

Invisalign braces offer easier cleaning compared to conventional braces. With conventional braces, food particles can become trapped in the brackets and wires. This can often lead to plaque buildup wand eventually tooth decay. Invisalign aligners are removable. They can be removed when eating and drinking, and can be cleaned prior to placing back in one’s mouth.

As you can see, there are many dental health benefits to braces and Invisalgin. Your local Great Expressions Orthodontist near you will be able to help you create a treatment plan and custom tailor an orthodontic solution specific to you. Great Expressions currently has a special on braces. To learn more, click here, or visit your local Great Expressions Orthodontist today.

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