Why Invisible Braces Are Best For People With Asthma

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If you have crooked teeth, chances are that your asthma is the last thing on your mind when you think about getting braces. However, it might surprise you to learn that there are a surprising number of advantages to getting invisible braces over standard metal ones if you have asthma. Here are three things consider before choosing the type of braces you'll get.

Removable For Medications

Many oral medications that asthma patients take suggest rinsing your mouth and not swallowing after taking the medication. This is because the medication can be potentially harmful to your gums, teeth, and throat.

With standard braces, these medications can potentially adhere to the brackets of your braces. Once there, without a full tooth brushing, they can cause erosion and damage to your teeth. Unfortunately, getting your braces clean is a lot harder than simply brushing your teeth.

Invisible braces are popular for their ability to be removed. If you need to take your medicine, simply pop off the invisalign, take your meds, follow the directions for aftercare, and then put your braces back on. It's as simple as that.

No Prolonged Check-Ups/Tightening

When you get standard braces, you can expect to head to the orthodontist's office on a regular basis for tightening and adjustments of your braces and wires.

With invisible braces, you'll receive a series of aligners that are designed to keep your teeth moving in the right way. Because it's all arranged in advance, you don't have to go to the orthodontist's office as often, and you won't have to experience multiple adjustments with your dentist that would require a long period of keeping your mouth open.

Many people with asthma experience anxiety when something obstructs their breathing, even if it's just a dental exam. Cutting down the amount of times you have to do this may help you to feel better.

Better Gum Health

Lastly, steroid medications given to patients to improve their asthma symptoms can cause problems for gum health. If you have braces, this becomes doubly difficult, as keeping your gums healthy with braces can be complicated.

With invisible braces you can continue your standard dental health routine, including flossing. Just pop them off, take care of your oral health, and put it back on when you're finished.

Having asthma doesn't mean you can't have straight teeth, nor does it mean that you have to put up with the problems standard braces could cause you. Go for invisible braces and experience the benefits it can provide you.


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