If you have dental misalignment, you may wish you could straighten your smile. At the same time, you may feel hesitant to take on treatment with metal braces. Fortunately, we have a cosmetic option to correct your malocclusion! In today’s blog, your Celina, TX, dentist talks about ClearCorrect aligners.
The Causes and Complications of Misalignment
First, let’s talk about dental misalignment. An uneven smile could develop due to complications with the eruption of the teeth and the development of the jaw, as well as premature tooth loss, injury to the face or jaw, or even thumb sucking in childhood. No matter the cause, the result is crooked, crowded, or overlapping teeth. This misalignment then provides places for food particles to become trapped, often beyond the reach of your toothbrush and floss. This increases the risk of cavities and gum disease. The pressure due to bite imbalance could also cause the onset of TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). Treating poor alignment not only boosts smile beauty, but also improves overall oral health and function too!
Crafting Custom Orthodontics
With ClearCorrect, we don’t use metal brackets or wires at all, instead we correct the smile with a series of clear plastic aligners. To ensure success and treatment with precision, we will custom-make each set. To begin, our team will use advanced digital imaging systems to gather a series of images from multiple angles of your smile. We combine these to create a 3D computer impression. Using the impression, experts in a special lab will design and craft your aligners. When they’re ready, you can begin treatment!
The Treatment Process
The process is simple. You will wear a set of aligners for about two weeks, 20 to 22 hours a day. You then do the same with the next set in the series and continue this process for about a year to 18 months on average, shorter than is required for braces. The aligners then gently shift your teeth. They’re completely clear and also fit comfortably. You can even remove them before meals, so you don’t have to avoid certain foods or worry about food being trapped in your orthodontics. Being removable also means you have a much easier time brushing and flossing each day, so you can better care for your smile from home.
If you have any questions about how we treat dental misalignment with a series of clear and plastic aligners, then contact our team today to learn more.
Talk To Your Celina, TX Dentist About Cosmetic Orthodontics
An even and healthy smile is possible with a cosmetic approach. If you would like to learn more about correcting your dental malocclusion, contact your Celina, TX, dentist, Dr. Ganjoor, by calling (214) 851-0130.