Adjusting the alignment of your smile is about more than just fixing the appearance of your teeth. A problematic alignment can also endanger the health of your teeth and gums at risk. Overcrowded teeth can overlap each other, which can make them difficult to clean and create places for bacteria to live. Bacteria that is difficult to remove during brushing and flossing can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. This leaves crooked teeth at a higher risk of oral health problems, like the ones stated above as well as chronic bad breath and the development of TMJ disorder. Straightening your smile can help reduce the risk of developing these issues. ClearCorrect® can help adjust a misaligned smile.
Misalignment of your teeth can lead to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder and/or bruxism. The TMJ is the hinge joint of your jaw, and TMJ disorder can lead to malfunction and pain. Bruxism is grinding your teeth, which can damage your smile. Correcting your alignment with ClearCorrect® helps to decrease the risk of developing TMJ disorder and the grinding of your teeth.
ClearCorrect® works by slowly and efficiently shifting your teeth into the correct alignment. ClearCorrect® aligners are made from a clear and nearly invisible acrylic that is rarely noticeable in photographs or in person. The aligner trays are custom-designed to fit your teeth snugly. If you are concerned about the look of traditional metal braces but need to straighten your smile, ClearCorrect® may be a great option for you and your smile.
Unlike traditional metal braces, ClearCorrect® aligners can be removed by you when you want. It is necessary to wear the aligners for at least 22 hours a day for effective treatment, but they can and should be removed for eating, drinking, and your oral hygiene routine. The ability to remove the mouth trays to brush and floss teeth gives you a chance to better keep your smile healthy.
Ask Dr. Carmona if you qualify for ClearCorrect®. 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.