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The Health Benefits of Invisalign


In the arena cosmetic dental care, it is easy to forget that invisalign also offers health benefits. Of course, anyone who has had a cosmetic dental procedure will feel a boost in their confidence but were you aware that there are physical health benefits as well? For instance, while porcelain veneers whiten your smile and straighten out minor misalignments, they also offer protection against sensitivity. And veneers are not the only cosmetic dental option that provide both cosmetic and health benefits. 

When you come to our office for invisalign treatment, you are investing in more than a straighter smile. Through straightening your teeth and improving your bite, Invisalign can also prevent headaches and jaw pain. Along with offering a faster treatment time on your misaligned smile and being far more discreet than traditional metal braces, invisalign can help you in more ways than you have probably thought of.

So what are the overlooked health benefits of Invisalign treatment?

Easier digestion

Our teeth are used to bite into food and help us chew. If our teeth are not straight, they cannot do this correctly resulting in issues with eating and digesting which in turn can cause other problems such as acid reflux and heartburn. Invisalign is used to straighten teeth which improves function while biting into food and chewing. 

Lessening and possibly eliminating headaches or migraines

If you have misaligned teeth, there is a higher chance that you will grind them in your sleep. Grinding, also known as nocturnal bruxism, can cause you to wake up each morning with headaches due to the tired muscles in your neck and jaw. As invisalign realigns your teeth, bruxing and grinding are lessened which will result in less frequent headaches.

Reduced risk of cardiovascular problems

When your teeth are misaligned, they are more difficult to clean. As a result, plaque can accumulate and cause issues in both your mouth and your body. The accumulation of plaque may result in cardiovascular issues. By straightening teeth via invisalign, you will be able to remove plaque and clean your teeth more easily, resulting in a lowered chance of developing cardiovascular issues such as stroke and heart attack. 

Improved speech

Having straighter teeth will impact positively on your speech and pronunciation, allowing you to speak more clearly. This can also improve confidence.


Give us a call at (718) 751-0101 to schedule your invisalign consultation with Dr. Shine in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, NY and learn how invisalign can help improve your quality of life. 

Evelyn Shine Dentist

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