When it comes to adult orthodontics, many people are aware of the benefits that these braces and aligners can offer.
More discreet than traditional braces, they are often composed of clear plastic shields that resemble sports guards or are fitted to your teeth with clear or enamel coloured brackets. Needing less orthodontic intervention than the regular brace, they also offer you more time away from the dental chair, so you can go about your day without needing to worry about a weekly trip to our surgery. What’s not to like?
At Kooringal Dental, we are proud of the range of adult orthodontics that we can offer to our patients, including Invisalign in Wagga. Invisalign is an invisible brace designed to resolve orthodontic issues ranging from spaces in between teeth to underbites. This type of brace is suitable for most people to use and can get you the straighter teeth you want and deserve in less than a year. Great stuff!
But did you know that Invisalign in Wagga can alter other things besides the position of your teeth?
Change your speech
When your teeth are crowded or spaced, it can have an enormous impact on the way you speak.
Due to the movement of your tongue, you may have issues with clarity when talking or pronouncing certain words. After wearing Invisalign in Wagga, your teeth will begin to move into the correct positioning and so, your tongue will need to move differently, resulting in clearer speech! Fantastic!
Reduce or change your eating habits
When using this invisible brace, some patients have noticed that they have lost weight.
While it should never be used for that purpose, this is due to the cleaning requirements associated with this brace and eating; after each meal or snack, you need to brush your teeth. And rather than go through the laborious task of cleaning the teeth with each snack, most people bypass the snack altogether. Also, as you can only drink water while this brace is in your mouth, many people cease drinking sugary-drinks, once again resulting in weight loss.
Improve your digestion
Straighter teeth equate to a better chewing and grinding habit, which you may have been missing for a large amount of your adult life.
While your teeth are being moved by this brace, they will be able to grind food correctly, resulting in easier digestion and a reduction in issues such as acid reflux.
Similar to the issues with digestion, teeth that do not fit together correctly are more likely to grind together in the night when facial muscles relax.
The result is waking up with a stiff neck and headaches- far from fun! As the teeth become properly aligned, you should notice a reduction in headaches and stiff neck first thing in the morning.
Help you sleep!
Grinding can make it difficult to sleep correctly, causing fatigue in the day. As your teeth move into their new position, you may notice that your 40 winks refresh you and your concentration improves. Fantastic!
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.