According to research, having crooked teeth can raise your chances of suffering from some serious diseases such as gum disease, diabetes, and heart disease. Chances of gum disease can be increased by up to 50% for people who have crooked teeth. So, why is this? Crooked teeth can cause problems with your cleaning routines. Often, people with crooked teeth find that they have hard-to-reach areas between their teeth. It is these areas that can be prone to a build-up of plaque, which can eventually lead to gum disease. In turn, gum disease is strongly linked to a number of diseases such as kidney and heart conditions.
The link between your gums and diabetes
Research over the years suggests that diabetes and gum disease have a close relationship. Studies show that gum disease can result in poor blood sugar control, which can lead to diabetes. Likewise, diabetes can increase your risk of developing gum disease.
An orthodontist in Stanmore can help you combat gum disease
Having your teeth straightened with orthodontic treatment, such as braces,, is one way to help prevent gum disease and other connected diseases. Once your teeth have been straightened you will find it much easier to keep them clean. No more annoying places in your mouth that are difficult to get your floss into. Fortunately, here at The Centre of Dental Excellence in Stanmore, we have a range of modern and convenient braces, such as Invisalign, to help you straighten your teeth and prevent gum disease more easily.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign braces are popular with patients of our orthodontist in Stanmore. This modern system gently moves your teeth into correct alignment using removable, clear plastic aligners. The aligners are almost invisible, hence the name Invisalign. Many of our adult patients choose to use Invisalign because of its unique, unobtrusive appearance, and because it is very easy to manage. With Invisalign custom-fit aligners, you can have straighter teeth and less chance of diabetes and related diseases.
If you are considering teeth straightening with our orthodontist in Stanmore, you may be able to use Invisalign. Give us a call to arrange a consultation at our clinic in Stanmore to find out more.