Orthodontics is one of the fields of dentistry that have been developed in order to deal with “malocclusions.” This is described as “irregular contact of opposing teeth in the upper and lower jaws.” In other words, orthodontics will deal with crooked and misaligned teeth. The American Association of Orthodontists has reported that up to 75% of Americans deal with this issue on some level.
There are aesthetic and practical reasons that it is beneficial to deal with crooked and misaligned teeth.
Here are some benefits to consider as you consult with your dentist about possible treatment plans:
An orthodontist receives additional training to help you develop a personalized treatment plan that will help you reach specific goals and objectives. If you will follow this plan with dedication, you will find great success in reaching the desired goals.
What Are Clear Aligners?
Clear Aligners are an exciting new technology that allows adults and many teens to have their teeth straightened without the use of any wires, brackets, or metal. Clear Aligners uses a series of transparent, plastic trays to gradually straighten the teeth. There are several factors about this technology that make it a top choice.
Why Clear Aligners?
Simple Oral Hygiene – Any patient who has worn braces is aware of the struggle to care for their teeth around the metal and wire. Since the Clear Aligner trays slip off very quickly and easily, they can be removed regularly for simple and thorough brushing, flossing, and rinsing.
Fewer Dentist Appointments – While braces need regular adjustment at the dentist’s office, the adjustments with Clear Aligners are made by simply slipping in the next plastic tray. Also, the total treatment time is usually less than the time needed for braces.
Tooth extraction is rarely necessary for Clear Aligners.
No Food Restrictions – Since the Clear Aligner trays are easily removable for eating and oral hygiene, patients are not required to follow any program of food restrictions.
Great Aesthetics – The alignment trays used in the Clear Aligners treatment are transparent plastic. It is nearly impossible for anyone to tell that you are wearing them. You will smile without hesitation!
More comfortable – Clear Aligner trays do not have any wires or brackets to chafe at the inside of your mouth, lips, and gums.