Do you have dental misalignment? If you have uneven smiles and want to address this, but worry about the impact of metal graces, then talk to our team about clear orthodontics. With clear aligners, your Kansas City, MO, dentist can offer comfortable and effective smile correction, all with barely visible plastic aligners instead of braces.
The Causes of Dental Misalignment
Dental misalignment could occur due to factors in childhood, such as thumb sucking, or primary teeth not falling out as they should or falling out prematurely, altering how permanent teeth arrive in the process. The arrival of wisdom teeth could also lead to misalignment in our late teens and early 20s. Tooth loss in adulthood could enable surrounding teeth to drift from position, causing poor alignment. The factors vary, and as part of your treatment our team will carefully examine your smile to understand the cause of your misalignment and to assess the severity, so we can choose the best treatment option. For many, we could offer straighter smiles with clear aligners!
The Impact on Oral Health
Misalignment does more than just cause embarrassment regarding your appearance. Uneven teeth could mean a greater risk of tooth decay and gum disease, as cleaning your teeth when you brush and floss is more difficult. The strain on your jaw joints and the bite imbalance could mean the onset of TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). Which means to protect oral health you need to correct your uneven smile, and our team can help with a series of clear and comfortable orthodontic aligners.
Treatment with Clear Aligners
To begin, our team will gather detailed digital images of your smile from multiple angles, and then combine them to create a 3D impression of your bite. This impression is far more accurate than traditional physical impression, and enables us to design and create your custom plastic aligners, which are clear and barely visible. You begin treatment by wearing a set for 20 to 22 hours a day, over a period of two weeks. You then wear the next sets for the same amount of time, continuing treatment until you obtain optimal results, which can take as little as one year. Since these are removable, you can take them out before meals to avoid complications with eating. Being removable also means you can more easily brush and floss, protecting teeth from discoloration and tooth decay during the treatment process.
If you have any questions, then reach out to our team today!
MAKE A VISIT FOR CLEAR ORTHODONTICS WITH DELIGHTFUL DENTAL CARE IN KANSAS CITY
Our cosmetic orthodontics can provide a barely visible solution for dental misalignment! Learn more about our clear aligners and schedule an appointment with our team at Delightful Dental Care in Kansas City, MO at (816)942-7669!