Top 9 Reasons to Straighten Your Teeth

                 “A smile is a curve that set everything straight.”

We at Ultra White Dental help people get their smile back with confidence. If you are still in confusion about whether or not you should straighten your teeth, here are the top 9 reasons. 

1. Boost Confidence:

The very first benefit of having straightened teeth is that it boosts self-confidence. Many patients come to us and share how embarrassed they feel about their teeth and are reluctant to smile as they have crooked teeth. Straightening your teeth can help you to gain more confidence and have a beautiful smile. That is why giving our valuable patients the confidence to smile without any embarrassment is the most significant achievement that we can get, and luckily we feel proud of ourselves to be a reason of many confident smiles.

2. Prevent Dental Decay:

Many health-related issues are tied to having crooked teeth or severe malocclusion. Misaligned teeth can facilitate plaque and tartar buildups; thus, can potentially leading to dental decay. If a certain area that are hard to brush, you can expect the bacteria to buildup and stay around for many months until your next cleaning. Bacteria in your mouth are known to produce acids to break down your enamel after you had sugar consumption. 

3. Prevent Having a Bad Breath (Halitosis):

Speaking of plaque and tartar buildups, you can get bad breath from bacteria accumulation around the teeth that are inaccessible to the bristle of the toothbrush. Bacteria love to grown in tight space or crowded area. Therefore, if you get your teeth straightened, it allows the tongue to clean the area better and increase saliva flow.

4. Improve Cardiovascular Health:

Reducing the number of bacteria going directly to the heart is the goal. How? Straighter teeth generally are less prone to gum-related disease: gingivitis or periodontitis.

5. Clear and Improved Speech:

There are many words that require the teeth to touch and in appropriate positions when we talk. For example, if you have anterior open bite, the air just flow out faster from your mouth. Thus, your speech would not be effective. 

6. Stronger Bite Force

If you bite down and only some of your teeth are touching, you are missing out on the potential bite force that you could gain. More teeth touching when you chew equals more effective chewing.

7. Simple Effective Brushing:

If you have crowding or spacing teeth, you understand how difficult it is to brush away the trapped food particles. You constantly have to floss or use a toothpick to get the food out. Invisalign can help get the teeth tighter or resolve the crowding so you can avoid floss aggressively. 

8. Prevent Fracturing:

With misaligned teeth, your teeth are more likely to be broken or damaged in an accident. This is due to the teeth are in bad biting position. For example, teeth with edge-to-edge occlusion are more susceptible to fracture and being worn down. However, with the straightening treatment, you can reduce these risk factors. 

9. Smaller Dental Bills:

You you want to save, have your teeth straighten. The initial upfront cost of orthodontic treatment may be huge, but it will be worth it in the end. You can benefit by reducing your dental bills because of fewer dental problems. There will be less deep cleaning or dental fillings to worry.  

Are You Ready To Straighten Teeth?

So far so now we have mentioned the top 9 benefits which are easier to understand and provided you substantial reasons to undergo orthodontic treatment. So, what is going to be your next step? Are you going to set an appointment? If yes, please give us a call to set up a consultation for your beautiful smiles. Don’t hide your smile just because you have crooked teeth. If you are suffering from these embarrassment, we have a solution for you—Invisalign.

invisalign-300x203new2How is Invisalign different from the traditional metal braces?

Invisalign is the latest advancement in orthodontics and it has revolutionized the way dentists correct malocclusion. Instead of using brackets and wires to move teeth, dental professionals now have an alternative to straighten teeth. Invisalign uses a series of clear, plastic trays to move your teeth into a desirable position. What’s nice about Invisalign is that you can have orthodontic treatment without anyone knowing it. It’s particularly important to adolescents and adults who want straight teeth but are hesitant about having metals in their mouth.

Can you briefly describe the whole Invisalign process?

First Appointment: You and the dentist will discuss what goals to achieve with regard to orthodontic movement. Once the goals have been determined, impressions of both upper and lower arches will take place to capture the detailed anatomy of your teeth. You will also bite down on a bite registration material so that the lab technician will be able to puzzle the upper and lower arches. We also need to take some photographs of your face and teeth for orthodontic records. It takes about 2-3 weeks for your plastic trays to get fabricated. During the waiting the process, the doctor will work closely with the Invisalign technician to develop a ClinCheck, an animated movement of your teeth that shows what the result will look like.

Second Appointment: This appointment is when you receive your aligner trays. During this appointment, the dentist will use a template to place attachments or “buttons” on your teeth if you need them. The attachments are basically composite resin that go over the front surfaces of the teeth. The dentist will etch treatment the surfaces and bonded the composite.

If there are any IPR on your ClinCheck, then the dentist will perform those needed areas. IPR stands for interproximal reduction. It basically creates room between the teeth for better movement, particularly when you have crowded teeth. When the sides of the tooth get reduced, or “slenderized”, it become narrower and fits nicely into the dental arch.

If you are interested about finding out more about Invisalign, please call our office at (832) 589-0671 for a free consultation.

INVISALIGN: LOWER CROWDING CORRECTION

INVISALIGN: INTERDENTAL SPACING CORRECTION

INVISALIGN: FLARING OF UPPER TEETH CORRECTION

INVISALIGN: DEEP BITE CORRECTION-REDUCING THE DEGREE OF TOP TEETH OVERLAPPING LOWER TEETH