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Correcting Misalignment Without Metal Braces

September 25, 2019
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If you have teeth that sit crooked in your smile, or crowd one another, then this could have a negative impact on your overall health, leading to serious complications. In order to enjoy an even and beautiful smile, and protect your oral health, you should seek orthodontic treatment. In today’s blog, your Kansas City, MO, dentist will discuss how we correct misalignment without metal braces!

The ClearCorrect™ System

With clear braces, we don’t need metal brackets and arch wires to reposition the teeth. Instead, we will prescribe a series of aligners, with each set worn for about two weeks over the course of a year to 18 months, depending on the extent of your misalignment. To create these aligners, we first need to take digital impressions of your smile, as well as photographs, measurements, and x-rays. The information will be used to design and craft the aligners from a clear BPA-free acrylic material. The aligners fit comfortably and will be barely noticeable. You can also remove them before you eat or brush and floss your teeth, which means no need to alter your diet, and you will enjoy a reduced risk of tooth decay, teeth stains, and gum disease, as routine homecare becomes much simpler. Th aligners will be worn each day for between 20 and 22 hours. If worn as prescribed, you can see optimal results in the timeframe you discuss with your dentist.

Why You Should Correct Uneven Teeth

Did you know that when you have misalignment, removing food particles trapped between teeth with a toothbrush and floss can become difficult? As a result, these trapped particles can be broken down by bacteria, a process that leads to discoloration, enamel erosion, and gum inflammation. You experience a higher risk of cavities and gum disease as a result! In addition, poor alignment has been shown to place pressure on the jaw joints, increasing the risk of TMJ disorder and bruxism, jaw joints disorders that can cause toothaches, jaw pain, headaches, and even damaged teeth. By correcting your misalignment, you not only improve the overall beauty of your smile, but your oral health as well. To schedule a consultation and see if clear braces are the right choice for you, then contact our team today. We can also answer any questions you may have about the ClearCorrect™ system as well.

Ready for a Straighter Smile?

We would love to help teens and adults enjoy a more attractive and healthier smile with orthodontic treatment. Our clear aligners will offer a comfortable fit, a barely noticeable appearance, and of course a healthier and more attractive smile! To learn more about our clear braces, then please schedule a consultation by calling Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-427-4018.