No one wants to spend two years battling braces if they can avoid it. It’s one of the main reasons that people hold off on aligning their teeth. However, teeth alignment is about more than just appearances. Misaligned teeth can have effects that extend beyond creating a crooked smile. Misaligned teeth are more difficult to thoroughly clean and maintain. If you face crowding, the awkward nooks and crannies allow bacteria to hide. Plus, misalignment can lead to an irregular bite, which has long-term ramifications.
An Irregular Bite Creates Pressure and Adds Extra Wear to Teeth
Misaligned teeth (and missing teeth for that matter) may not fit together quite right, which affects your bite. When your bite doesn’t fit together quite right, it can add stress and wear to certain areas in your mouth. Over time, this added pressure can cause your teeth to wear prematurely, which causes the problem to compound. Addressing misalignment is for the best.
You Can Fix Your Misaligned Teeth Discreetly with Invisible Aligners
Luckily, there’s a solution for people who don’t want to take on braces for a long treatment timetable. Invisible aligners can straighten your teeth discreetly. Further, invisible aligners have benefits that braces do not. Since braces are made from metal wires, they’re stuck in your mouth for the duration of your treatment. Invisible aligners are removable. This makes it easier to brush and floss your teeth during treatment. It also means that you can enjoy a wider range of foods than you would with braces. Since you won’t have brackets on your teeth, you’re also less likely to experience discoloration after treatment.
Get the Full Rundown on Invisible Aligners at Elm Creek Dental
The experts at Elm Creek Dental can help you determine whether you’re an ideal candidate for invisible aligners. If you’re an adult with fully-formed jawbone structure and your misalignment isn’t too severe, aligners are probably a great fit. Dr. Carter can answer your questions, and help you feel good about the treatment that you choose. For a consultation and fitting, contact Elm Creek Dental in Maple Grove, MN at 763-416-0606.