For most people, they want to straighten their teeth to improve the look of their smile. However, there are many more benefits to an aligned smile than this. From an improved appearance to better dental health, and better speech, there are many reasons to fix your crooked grin. Dr. Browne and his team in Prairie Village, KS, offer clear aligners to address uneven teeth. To learn more about this process, continue reading today’s blog.
Easier Time With Dental Hygiene
When you have overcrowded or crooked pearly whites, it can be difficult to properly brush and floss between each nook. Clear aligners can straighten your pearly whites, so once this process is over, it can be easier to thoroughly reach every surface area. As a result, you may develop fewer cavities and be at a lower risk for gum disease. An added benefit of this braces alternative is that during this treatment, you can remove your orthodontic appliance. Instead of having to navigate through wires and brackets, you can simply take out your retainer to brush your teeth. That means that dental hygiene during your treatment is easier, too.
Alignment May Improve Your Bruxism
Do you chronically grind your teeth? This may be due to the way your bite forms. Once your smile is properly adjusted, you may be less likely to grind your teeth against each other. This will save them from the wear and tear that can happen from bruxism. If you have this condition, you can speak to your dentist about a mouthguard to protect your pearly whites from damage. If your teeth have been harmed by this condition, you can also speak to your dentist about restorations.
For patients who have TMJ due to their bite, evening out their teeth may help reduce this condition. Depending on the severity of your disorder, this treatment can fix it or be combined with a nightguard to drastically improve the issue.
Chewing And Speaking May Be Easier
A properly aligned smile can also result in more comfort when eating and talking. Overcrowding can make it difficult to chew properly and may even cause speech difficulties. Once your straightening treatment is completed, you may notice that you have an easier time with these activities.
In addition to this, the braces alternative is more comfortable when eating. With traditional braces, you may have to stop eating some of your favorite foods, as they can get stuck in between your brackets and wires. With clear aligners, you can take these out when you need to eat, drink, and brush.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you are interested in this braces alternative, schedule a consultation with Dr. Browne today. Call us in Prairie Village, KS, today at 913.901.8585.