How Straight Teeth Compose a Healthier Smile with Invisalign

Are you tired of hiding your smile? Straight, healthy teeth with Invisalign can help you smile with confidence!

Imagine your teeth as piano keys, each placed in a unique and wacky position – some protruding forward, others sinking backward, and a few overlapping. Now, envision a layer of dust covering these piano keys, making them appear neglected.

You decide to clean them, but even after your efforts, you notice dust lingering in the crevices, some areas seemingly unreachable. This piano analogy mirrors malocclusion.

Like the piano keys in our analogy, misaligned teeth can significantly benefit from correction through treatments like Invisalign. 

Dr. Green's approach to treatment is personalized, aligning with your overall health goals to ensure you achieve a harmonious and healthy smile.

Malocclusion, a dental term denoting imperfect positioning of upper and lower teeth, goes beyond aesthetics, offering many health benefits. 

Misaligned teeth can impact your biting, chewing, and speech by subjecting your teeth to forces beyond the norm, resulting in constant stress. This stress can lead to enamel wear, fractures, and pressure on the jaw joints, causing structural and functional changes that poor oral hygiene can exacerbate.

Malocclusion also increases plaque buildup, a colorless, sticky film comprising bacteria, food debris, and saliva. Insufficient plaque removal can heighten the risk of decay and periodontal disease. Crooked teeth make daily cleaning a challenge, impeding proper brushing and flossing. In contrast, straight teeth allow maximum bristle exposure for effective cleaning and easier flossing.

The benefits of properly aligned teeth extend to your overall health, with studies from the American Dental Association (ADA) indicating that plaque bacteria are associated with severe health conditions like heart disease, stroke, pneumonia, and diabetes. A confident smile goes beyond aesthetics; it contributes to your overall well-being.

Our practice philosophy views your mouth as a window to your body's health, emphasizing that how your teeth look when you speak reflects the quality of your care. Straight teeth boost your confidence and eliminate the need to hide your smile or adopt half-hearted grins. You can radiate self-assuredness and make a positive impact on your life.

Ready to embark on a healthier smile and a more confident you? Call or text us at (417) 887-5155 or reserve your New Patient Experience with Dr. Green, Springfield, MO's top dentist, and take the first step toward a healthier smile.

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