Misaligned, crooked teeth can affect the appearance of your smile, but problematic alignment can also risk the health of your teeth and gums. Overcrowded teeth that overlap on top of each other can create nooks and crannies for bacteria to hide. Bacteria that would otherwise be removed during brushing and flossing can stay behind to create tooth decay and gum disease. That same hiding bacteria can also lead to bad breath. Correcting crooked teeth serves more than just the appearance of your smile, as it can also correct these issues. ClearCorrect® can straighten teeth in a discreet way.
ClearCorrect® aligners are made from clear, nearly invisible acrylic. The aligners are custom-designed to fit your teeth snugly. When worn, they are hardly noticeable to the eye and rarely noticeable in photographs. If you have had second thoughts on orthodontic treatment because you fear the appearance of traditional metal braces, ClearCorrect® may be a great option for you and your smile.
Unlike traditional metal wire and bracket braces, ClearCorrect® aligners can be removed. While it is necessary to wear them at least 22 hours a day, they should be removed for eating, drinking, and your oral hygiene routine. Being able to remove orthodontic treatment to brush and floss teeth gives you a chance to fully clean your mouth without smiles. Your risk of developing issues is lowered.
As stated above, misaligned teeth can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, bad breath, and a smile that may make you feel insecure. Misalignment can also lead to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. The TMJ is the hinge of your jaw; TMJ disorder is malfunction and pain associated with this joint. Correcting your alignment with ClearCorrect® can decrease your risks of developing these potential problems. ClearCorrect® works by slowly yet efficiently shifting your teeth into the correct position.
ClearCorrect® is a clear choice to correct a crooked 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.