Crooked, crowded, or overlapping teeth have obvious negative impacts on your smile’s beauty, but could also mean issues with oral health and function too. To correct the issue, your Celina, TX, dentist could use clear and custom aligners with the ClearCorrect® system. In today’s blog, we’re talking about what to expect from this treatment option!
The Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment
First, let’s talk a little about the impact of misalignment. When you have an uneven smile, this could lead to embarrassment and may impact your social interactions. But esthetics aside, this could also make thorough brushing and flossing difficult, leaving places for food particles to become trapped. The result is a higher risk of tooth decay and gum disease, as well as bad breath and teeth stains. The uneven nature of your smile could also strain jaw joints and upset your bite’s balance. TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding) could be more likely. Correcting your dental alignment could also protect your overall oral health too!
Crafting ClearCorrect® Aligners
The treatment process won’t use metal brackets or wires at all, instead addressing your uneven smile with a series of clear aligners. To ensure treatment with precision and accuracy, and a comfortable fit, each set in the series is custom-made for your smile. To begin, we will gather detailed images with digital scanning technology. In a lab setting, these images allow experts to craft your orthodontics. The resulting plastic aligners will fit better, and also have a clear appearance that makes them nearly invisible.
The Treatment Process
How do they help address misalignment? Well, you will start by wearing a set for about 20 to 22 hours a day. Your dentist will give you an exact number. This continues for about two weeks, at which point you will upgrade to the next set in the series. This process will continue for about a year, or up to 18 months, depending on the extent of your smile. You will require fewer office visits than if you were wearing braces, and you don’t have to worry about changes to your overall appearance. In addition, your aligners will be removable! Which means you take them out before meals or before you brush and floss. As a result, you don’t have to change your diet and you experience a lowered risk of tooth decay or gum disease during the process.
If you have any questions about clear aligners, then give us a call today!
Talk To Your Celina, TX Dentist’s Office About Cosmetic Orthodontics
We would like to help you enjoy a healthier and more attractive smile without using braces! To learn more about correcting your minor or severe misalignment, then contact your Celina, TX, dentist, Dr. Ganjoor, by calling (214) 851-0130.