Straightening Your Smile Has Several Benefits

Prairie Village, KS, dentist offers clear aligners

For many people, the number one reason they want to correct their crooked teeth is to improve the appearance of their smile. However, there are several other advantages to straightening your pearly whites. Adjusting your smile may help improve your oral health, speech, and more. Today, Dr. Browne’s team in Prairie Village, KS, explores the benefits of correcting your teeth with clear aligners.

You Can Boost Your Confidence

Your smile is one of the first features that others notice about you. If it is properly aligned, others may find you more approachable, professional, and likable. You can achieve a straighter grin with traditional methods, like braces, but the metal brackets and wires can interrupt your appearance. Our clear aligners help you achieve a more uniform smile discreetly and in less time. In some cases, you may be able to makeover your appearance in less than a year. Traditional orthodontic methods can take anywhere from one to three years to complete. Our clear aligners are a helpful option for teenage or adult patients who want a more symmetrical smile. To get started on this treatment, you can speak with your dentist today.

Improve Your Oral Hygiene

Having overcrowded pearly whites may make it difficult to properly brush and floss them. As a result, you may be more susceptible to cavities, gingivitis, and other concerns. By moving them to the correct position, you may also improve your oral health. Periodontal disease is one of the leading causes for tooth loss in adults. By straightening your teeth, you can improve your oral health and decrease the chances of developing this infection. When your teeth are in the proper position, you may have an easier time brushing and flossing, which can help reduce cavities. This means that you may require less restorative work in the future and can keep your natural pearly whites longer. In addition to this, straightening your teeth may also help improve your speech.

Protect Your Smile From Harm

Aligning your dental structures may also help correct your bite. If you have malocclusion, it may lead to problems like TMJ, which can place too much pressure on your jaw joints. By correcting this, you may experience less frequent headaches or tooth sensitivity. TMJ and bruxism are often found together, so your chronic teeth grinding may be improved after correcting your smile. Over time, bruxism can wear down your teeth and can cause severe damage. By correcting your alignment, you can help reduce symptoms of bruxism. Your dentist can help get started on the process of clear aligners and may be able to help treat TMJ and bruxism as well.

Schedule An Appointment To Learn More

Are you interested in this treatment option? Call Dr. Browne in Prairie Village, KS, today at 913-901-8585 to schedule an appointment.