It is a common misconception that crooked teeth only affect the appearance of your smile. A problematic alignment also puts the health of your teeth and gums at risk of problems. Overcrowded teeth that overlap each other can create tiny hiding places for bacteria. Hiding places that keep it from being removed during brushing and flossing, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. That same hiding bacteria can also cause bad breath. Misaligned teeth can increase your risk of developing TMJ disorder. Correcting crooked teeth can help reduce the risk of developing these issues. ClearCorrect® can help straighten crooked teeth.
Unlike traditional metal wire and bracket braces, ClearCorrect® aligners can be removed at your discretion. While it is necessary to wear them at least 22 hours a day for effective treatment, they should be removed for eating, drinking, and your oral hygiene routine. Being able to remove the mouth trays to brush and floss teeth gives you a chance to fully clean your mouth. Your risk of developing issues like bad breath, gum disease, and tooth decay is lowered.
ClearCorrect® aligners are made from a clear and nearly invisible acrylic. The aligners are custom-designed to your mouth’s specifications to fit your teeth snugly. While you wear them, they are hardly noticeable to the eye and rarely noticeable in photographs. If you worry about the look of traditional metal braces and need to straighten your smile, ClearCorrect® may be a great option for you and your smile.
Misalignment of your teeth can lead to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. The TMJ is the hinge joint of your jaw; TMJ disorder is the malfunction and pain associated with this joint. Correcting your alignment with ClearCorrect® can help to decrease your risks of developing TMJ disorder. ClearCorrect® works by slowly yet efficiently shifting your teeth into the correct alignment.
ClearCorrect® can offer benefits to your smile. To schedule a consultation with Austin Prosthodontics in Austin, TX, call 512-250-9444. We also proudly welcome patients from Cedar Park, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Leander, and all surrounding Texas communities.