El Dorado Family Dental
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Can Straight Teeth Improve Gut Function?

March 6, 2020
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Posted By: Dr. Mohamad Albik
man smiling with clear braces in el dorado hills ca

You may think that straight teeth are merely cosmetic. Not so!

Of course, an aligned smile looks great in pictures and boosts self-confidence, but did you know that orthodontics also promotes better oral health and even improves digestion?

Your dentist in El Dorado Hills, CA wants you to enjoy an attractive smile, but he is also concerned with your oral health and body wellness. For these reasons, he offers Invisalign.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is the clear alternative to metal and wire braces. The system is designed to straighten your teeth without the cumbersome bulk synonymous with traditional orthodontics. With this system of clear aligners—designed for comfort and discretion—you straighten your teeth gradually and comfortably.

It starts with an Invisalign conversation and oral health check in our dental office. This appointment may include x-rays if no recent films are on file.

If Dr. Mohamad Albik determines that Invisalign is right for you, we take an oral impression. We use the resulting model to create your custom Invisalign aligners.

You take your aligners home, switch to the next in the set every few weeks, and watch as your smile gradually transforms.

Imagine witnessing:

  • Smile gaps closing
  • Twisted teeth falling in line
  • Overlapping teeth moving into position

It’s all very exciting!

Straight Teeth and Your Digestive Health

There are many benefits to Invisalign treatment, including:

  • A more appealing smile
  • Straight teeth that are easier to clean
  • An aligned bite that reduces wear

And a 2017 study found that orthodontics also contributes to better digestive health. Key findings included:

  • Patients with malocclusion or uneven bite demonstrated slower gastric emptying
  • Patients with improved bite function (or optimal chewing ability) demonstrated improved digestion and faster gastric emptying

For Invisalign in El Dorado Hills, CA, Contact a Member of Our Dental Team

If you have any questions or if you would like to schedule an Invisalign consultation, get in touch today.

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