Orthodontic dentistry focuses on the diagnosis, prevention, and correction of crooked or misaligned teeth and jaws. Traditionally, the only option available to patients longing for a straighter smile was metal braces. Luckily, advancements in dentistry have made straighter teeth seamlessly possible with clear aligners
Clear aligners are an orthodontic treatment that uses clear plastic trays to straighten your teeth and jaw. It’s a popular alternative to traditional metal braces that offers patients a more comfortable, convenient, and aesthetically pleasing approach to orthodontic care. Our office provides clear aligner options with SureSmile® and Invisalign®**!
Clear aligners effectively treat many different orthodontic conditions, including:
These are essentially the same conditions for which you would typically use metal braces, making clear aligners an exciting new alternative to the more traditional orthodontic systems.
Straight teeth and a properly aligned bite do much more than just make your smile look more cosmetically appealing; they also improve its function.
When your teeth or jaw are misaligned, it distributes the force in your bite unevenly, which can lead to excessive wear and tear in localized areas of your mouth. Uneven bite force can also cause pain in your jaw muscles and lead to TMJ disorder. Straightening your teeth makes your biting force more evenly distributed across your mouth, alleviating these symptoms.
Straight teeth are also easier to keep clean. If you have crooked or crowded teeth, there are simply more areas for plaque and debris to collect, and if you have particularly tricky nooks and crannies in your smile, it might be more challenging to remove that buildup, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. By straightening your teeth, you make it easier to stay healthy.
Don’t wait any longer to straighten your smile. Schedule your orthodontic consultation with the Center for Advanced Dentistry by phone or book a visit online today.
Our team of dedicated professionals are ready to help you get started.