Did you know that aligning your teeth properly actually helps prevent an array of dental issues? Misaligned teeth have nooks and crannies that are hard to clean increasing the risk of gum disease, recession, and cavities. Numerous other issues occur in a malocclusion and your Irving, TX, dentist discusses the benefits of Sure Smile Aligners to help you decide if they are right for you.
Reduce Gum Disease
When teeth are aligned correctly, there are fewer gaps, overlaps, or tight spaces where food particles and plaque can easily accumulate. This makes it easier to effectively brush and floss all surfaces of the teeth that might otherwise be difficult to clean with crowding. Crooked teeth also can create pockets where plaque and bacteria can accumulate, posing a risk for infection. Straight teeth are less likely to trap food debris and bacteria and are thereby beneficial for maintaining healthy gums. At your dental cleanings, your hygienist measures the pockets around your teeth checking for deeper areas that may signal gum disease.
A Healthier Bite
A proper bite alignment ensures that the force of biting and chewing is distributed evenly across all teeth. When teeth are aligned properly, there is less stress on individual teeth and the surrounding tissues, reducing the risk of premature wear, root exposure, fractures, or other dental issues that can result from an improper bite. With a proper bite food is better chewed resulting in a healthier gut and proper nutrient absorption. A healthier occlusion also helps reduce or correct jaw issues that may cause pain, popping when opening or facial muscle fatigue.
Easier Oral Hygiene
While straighter teeth may be easier to clean, it is still essential to maintain good oral hygiene practices regardless of how straight they are. This includes brushing at least twice a day, flossing daily, and scheduling regular dental check-ups and cleanings with your dentist. Since the aligners are removable, you will be able to much more effectively clean them than if you were in traditional metal braces. It is also much easier for your dental hygienist to clean and polish your teeth at your dental check-ups.
How Does it Work?
Your first step is an in-office consultation where we can develop a plan just for you. Using advanced 3D imaging technology, the movements of your teeth will be mapped out. A series of custom aligners are created which will slowly move your teeth into the desired position. They are a clear and comfortable BPA-free plastic and are conveniently removed when eating and cleaning your teeth. We will monitor your progress at regularly scheduled appointments and dispense new trays as needed.
Call Us for A Consultation Today!
If you are ready to reach a new level of dental health with SureSmile Clear Aligners please reach out to Defining Smiles in Irving, TX today at 972-717-0860.