Yes! Orthodontics is about more than just having a beautiful smile. While the cosmetic results of Invisalign are great, orthodontics can have profound benefits for your oral health. For example:
A straight smile is easier to clean.
When teeth are misaligned, they can be difficult to clean properly when brushing or flossing. Food particles and bacteria can more easily get stuck in crooked teeth, which can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and other serious dental issues.
Orthodontics help you avoid TMJ disorder.
Crooked teeth often lead to an incorrect bite. As a result, you may be overcompensating to achieve a comfortable bite without even knowing it, which can put excessive strain on the jaw muscles. This can cause TMJ disorder and painful symptoms such as headaches and neck pain.