Improving Oral Hygiene With Clear Aligners

Woman with clear aligners

If you have been thinking about improving the spacing of your teeth, did you know orthodontics can help improve your oral hygiene? While the benefit to your appearance may seem obvious, pursuing clear aligner therapy can help you maintain a cleaner smile. That’s because when teeth are more uniformly positioned, you can more easily brush and floss the entirety of their surface. On the other hand, crowded teeth create pockets of bacteria that can wear away at your enamel even when you brush and floss daily. This means that taking this step to improve your cosmetic enjoyment can help you preserve your healthy smile for years to come. Clear aligner therapy offers the added benefit over traditional braces of being removable. By taking off your corrective trays before a meal or when brushing your teeth, you do not have to worry about permanent wires or brackets interfering with your normal activities.

At your Prairie Village, KS, dental office, we look forward to helping you enjoy a straighter smile. When you visit for an orthodontic consultation, we can help you decide if Orthodontic Clear Aligners are the right option for you. Each system of aligner trays matches unique measurements of your teeth’s spacing, allowing them to gradually move each tooth into the desired position. By increasing your ability to keep your smile clean, you enjoy a lower risk for tooth decay and gum disease moving forward!

When Dental Misalignment Creates Cavities

If you receive a diagnosis of malocclusion, it means that your teeth do not fully meet to create your bite. While common, this issue becomes serious when it is severe. As certain teeth take on additional force from your bite to compensate for those that cannot touch, their enamel can wear at an accelerated rate. This further changes the shape of your smile, increasing malocclusion, and exposing the sensitive inner portions of your tooth. As the dentin is exposed, you become more likely to develop cavities from plaque that gathers.

Designing A Custom Set Of Orthodontic Clear Aligners

At your orthodontic consultation, we will take digital images of your smile to project what it will look like after clear aligner therapy. This information informs the creation of a custom set of aligner trays that we deliver with instructions on proper usage. By wearing your trays for 20 to 22 hours each day, you enjoy smile correction in a discreet manner. This is because each aligner is made of a translucent BPA-free material that is nearly invisible to the human eye. Enjoy removing your aligners when brushing and flossing in the morning and at each meal.

Speak With Your Prairie Village, KS, Dentist About Improving Your Oral Health With Orthodontics!

Our alternative treatment to traditional metal braces can help you align your bite without bulky metal attachments! To learn more about this service, please contact your Prairie Village, KS dentist’s office at 913-901-8585.