Wondering about the connection between oral health and digestion? Here’s what you need to know.
Digestion is often thought of as an internal process and something you cannot control. While that is true to an extent, you are actually in control of initiating healthier digestion – by chewing!
How does it work?
You may question how chewing significantly can affect the rate at which you digest, and how efficient your digestive system is. The answer is that by already breaking down food into smaller pieces in your mouth, you assist your body in removing hard-to-digest fibres, making it easier for to extract as many nutrients as possible.
People are constantly trying new lifestyles and routines to become healthier – they eat less, do more sports and many more routine-changing activities (Yes, these are great!). We, however, like to work smarter not harder — or in this case, eat smarter, not less! According to industry experts, you should aim to chew 32 times on average before swallowing your food – this will increase satisfaction from meals while also reducing calorie intake.
How does this relate to Invisible Braces?
Researchers have indicated that crooked teeth can have many negative effects on your chewing and thereby digestion. Crooked teeth may cause every bite to put more stress on your teeth, creating jaw pain and chewing difficulties. Research suggests that straighter teeth and better-aligned upper and lower jaws can positively impact the way your body digests food.
Aligner treatment improves chewing in numerous ways:
Decreases the risk of broken or chipped teeth due to grinding or improper chewing
Corrects misalignment within your jaw
Reduces abnormal stress on the jaw joints and chewing muscles
Ready to get started with Invisible Braces?
If you would like to join our other customers in gaining control of your overall health, mainly your digestive system, then get started with our impression kit for just £49 to see if you qualify. Zero hassle, no doctor visits—and perfect chewing in just 6 months.