When we examine a smile with poor alignment, we want to provide a solution to crooked, crowded, or overlapping teeth. For a cosmetic alternative, one that doesn’t need metal brackets and wires, your Kansas City, MO, dentist could employ ClearCorrect™, which addresses misalignment with clear and comfortable aligners.
The Impact of Poor Alignment
How does an uneven smile impact your oral health? Well, this could make thorough brushing and flossing difficult. Food particles end up trapped in the smile, left for bacteria to consume. This process then coats the teeth in plaque buildup and increases oral acidity, leading to a higher risk of cavities, gum disease, bad breath, and stained teeth. The changes to your bite’s balance due to misalignment could also make jaw joint disorders like TMD and bruxism (teeth grinding) more likely, further threatening your oral health. Instead of feeling embarrassed about your smile’s appearance and watching your oral health deteriorate, you should consider treatment.
Instead of relying solely on braces, we could examine your smile and find out if a series of clear aligners are right for you. We take detailed digital images of your smile, which we use to create a 3D computer impression. The impression and measurements allow us to design and craft a series of aligners in a lab setting. A set is then worn for about 20 to 22 hours a day, and you upgrade to the next in the series after about two weeks. Each set gradually moves your teeth into optimal positions, correcting misalignment in about a year for adults, or up to 18 months for our teen patients or those with more severe misalignment. Each set is also crafted from clear plastic, so they’re nearly invisible when worn!
The custom aligners will be clear and fit comfortably. They can also be removed too! This means you take them out before a meal and don’t have to worry about certain items becoming stuck in your braces. You don’t need to change your diet at all! Being removable also means you don’t have to brush and floss around metal orthodontics, instead daily care is much simpler and more effective, so you enjoy better oral health. You can also take them out for special occasions, provided you still wear them for the amount of time the dentist prescribes.
If you have any questions about our approach to clear braces, or if you want to see if they’re right for you, then contact our team today.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT COSMETIC ORTHODONTIC CARE?
We would like to help you enjoy an even smile without relying on metal braces. To learn more about improving the alignment and balance of your smile, then schedule a consultation by calling Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-897-4288.