Many already understand that Invisalign treatment can improve your smile and your self confidence. This type of treatment is mostly considered a cosmetic option but did you know that it can also improve your health and/or prevent serious issues both orally and systemically?

What’s healthier about straighter teeth?

Misaligned teeth can lead to premature wear, tooth loss, gum disease, and the buildup of bacteria associated with bigger problems, including heart disease.

More than 7 out of 10 American adults have some kind of issue with their bites, such as crowding, spacing, or overbites – we call this malocclusion.


Are you experiencing any of the following?

  • Cold sensitivity
  • Teeth chipping or wearing
  • Food getting caught between teeth
  • Biting lips, cheek or tongue
  • Self-consciousness when smiling for photos
  • Jaw or muscle pain or headaches
  • Dry mouth or mouth breathing

Straight teeth are healthier teeth!

The connection between your health and misaligned teeth is undeniable. Problems that start in your mouth can spread to other systems in your body. This increases the risk of:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Lung diseases
  • Pregnancy problems
  • Complications related to diabetes
  • Alzheimer’s disease


Our experienced dentist at Scott Ellard Dentistry offers Invisalign® in Portage, Michigan, to improve the health, function, and appearance of your smile. Invisalign relies on clear aligners to correct the position of your teeth, making it an excellent option for patients who want a more discreet orthodontic treatment. Give us a call today at 269-329-1880 to make your appointment with Dr. Scott Ellard and learn more about Invisalign orthodontics.