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Did you know that Invisalign® can help your health as well as your appearance? It’s true! The American Dental Association (ADA) has determined that an aligned smile is good for fixing oral issues due to a misaligned bite, such as wear and tear on tooth enamel, chewing difficulties, and problems with the jaw, but it benefits your systemic health as well.

Dr. Hardy and Dr. Alecia and our Hardy Smiles team are happy to offer Invisalign clear aligners for our patients in Louisburg, North Carolina wanting straighter teeth. Let’s take a look at how the Invisalign system can help you.

–Oral Hygiene: Healthy smiles get that way as a result of daily hygiene. Unfortunately, while braces can make removing food particles and plaque from brackets and wires difficult, failing to remove this oral debris over time puts you at greater risk for tooth decay. The good news is, Invisalign aligners are removable so you can maintain your brushing and flossing habits without worrying about cleaning around brackets and wires.

–Gum Health: Healthy gums support the teeth in your smile, but if they are red and swollen due to misalignment of the teeth, you can find yourself at risk for periodontal disease. The gums can be affected if the teeth are crowded together or spaced too widely apart. Aligned teeth, on the other hand, allow your gums to support your teeth properly which lowers your risk of gum disease. Invisalign accomplishes this as it gradually shifts your smile into alignment.

–Systemic Health: The mouth provides a conducive environment for bacteria to thrive which leads to tooth decay and gum disease. You can, however, limit this bacterial growth through daily brushing and flossing. Without this consistent care, you may find yourself with sores in the mouth or tender, bleeding gums, halitosis (bad breath) or possible tooth loss. Since the ADA found that oral infections are linked to a variety of health issues including heart disease, diabetes, pneumonia, and stroke, an aligned smile is more important than ever.

Hardy Smiles invites you to give us a call at 919-729-8022 to learn more about how Invisalign can improve your appearance along with your oral health. Dr. Hardy and Dr. Alecia look forward to helping you create the confident smile you deserve!