If you have considered having your teeth straightened by an Invisalign dentist instead of getting old-fashioned metal braces from an orthodontist, you may be interested to know that the benefits of the Invisalign method go beyond cosmetic dentistry - although that's certainly a big part of it (not to mention that fact that they are invisible and removable!)
The Physiological Benefits of Invisalign
People don't always realize it, but crooked, misaligned teeth are not just unsightly and unattractive - they can cause some serious physical ailments as well.
One serious problem is that crooked teeth can result in one biting the inside of the mouth or the tongue while eating or chewing. This can be extremely painful, and the resultant swelling can make it more likely that a person will injure his/herself again in the same place.
Another issue that occurs with misaligned teeth and an uncorrected bite is TMJ (temporomandibular jaw) pain. In addition to pain and discomfort, this misalignment of the teeth can cause unusual and uneven tooth wear over time. Other symptoms are head, neck and even shoulder pain.
Invisalign is more than cosmetic dentistry; it's about overall quality of life.