Prevent Decay By Straightening Your Smile

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If you have been thinking about straightening the position of your teeth, you will be pleased to learn the many benefits that come. While the esthetic effect of a more uniform smile is quite apparent, did you know that orthodontics can help improve your smile’s health? Once crowded teeth are pulled into position, you can now access their entire surface for brushing and flossing. Otherwise, plaque and tartar can build in the crevices of people who tend to their oral hygiene every day. By selecting clear aligner treatment with Orthodontic Clear Aligners, you can also enjoy the same easy brushing ability by simply removing them in the morning. This alternative to braces provides a translucent material that does not impede your appearance. While braces can collect debris from your meals on their archwire, our aligner trays allow for easy daily care.

At your Prairie Village, KS, dental practice, we encourage our patients to explore orthodontic treatment for its functional as well as cosmetic benefits. When your bite aligns more perfectly, you protect certain teeth from taking too much pressure. This helps preserve your smile for years to come.

Pursue Orthodontic Therapy To Protect Your Smile

When your bite is crooked, it can have a big effect on how you feel about yourself. You may hide your smile in photographs and not easily express how you feel to others. As this self-conscious attitude affects your social and professional life, orthodontic treatment can be a boon to your mental health and the performance that results.

By exploring treatment with clear aligner therapy, you can create a cleaner smile by bringing your teeth into an ideal position. Your brush and floss can now access the entire surface of your smile, preventing problems with cavities, gum disease, and other oral harms. Ask your dentist about the health benefits of straighter teeth!

Designing Your Aligner Trays

To begin treatment we will take a digital impression of your mouth using advanced modeling software. The use of digital photography over messy physical imprints provides for a more comfortable design process. After sending your impression to a lab where your trays are fabricated, we deliver them to you with instructions. Generally, you will wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day, taking them out to clean your teeth and enjoy your meals. When each pair of trays is complete, you will move on to the next set to continue gradually moving your teeth into position. After treatment finishes, we may discuss wearing a retainer and other best practices to maintain your straighter smile for the long haul.

Speak With Your Prairie Village, KS Dentist About Clear Aligner Treatment

We look forward to helping you straighten your smile. To find out more and schedule a visit, contact your Prairie Village, KS dentist’s office at (913) 901-8585.