It goes without saying that a lot of thought is put into a smile’s appearance. After all, it is often the first asset one notices about a person, and having a beautiful gleam can instill levels of confidence. While health is the top priority, appearance is valued much higher than many might believe. This means that treatment or procedures that alter our appearance or even distract from it can result in a negative impact on one’s self-esteem. In today’s blog, your Overland Park, KS dentist will take a look at the importance of alignment, and how Invisalign® invisible aligners can help correct this concern in a discreet manner.
Why Alignment Matters
When teeth grow in unevenly, a number of threats and complications may arise. The most obvious one includes the appearance of a crooked smile. Indeed, symmetry is highly valued when it comes to your grin, and unevenness of the slightest caliber can completely throw your entire appearance off kilter.
In addition to the cosmetic concerns that arise, crooked teeth can result in structural complications as well. For instance, your roots will begin to crowd for space within the jaw bone to create a secure connection. This connection allows a tooth to properly absorb the pressure of your bite. If your roots are not in the optimal position, you could experience issue without uneven bite distribution and weaker or looser teeth.
Attempting to clean your smile can be a hassle as well. As structures crowd one-another, additional crevices and stretches of gum may provide more area for harmful bacteria to nest and thrive. This makes properly cleaning a difficult endeavor, and can result in not only poor hygiene, but increased risk of infection as well.
Avoiding Noticeable Treatment
To properly address misalignment, your dentist may recommend guided treatment such as braces. These consist of metal brackets that are bonded to the surfaces of your teeth and tightened with the help of wires. The problem that arises with these, however, is that their noticeable, bulky nature can cause a significant drop in one’s self-esteem. As a newer alternative, we can recommend the use of Invisalign® invisible aligners. Reach out to our team today to learn about your options.
A Healthier, Happier You
Invisalign® utilizes a series of clear plastic guards to help gradually guide your teeth back into their proper place. What’s more, the use of clear plastics helps to address this concern in a discreet manner, allowing you to enjoy the appearance of your smile while also receiving the treatment you need to keep your grin happy and healthy.
Schedule Your Appointment
Contact Family First Dental in Overland Park, KS by calling 913-381-2600 to learn more about the importance of a straight grin or to schedule your next appointment with our tea today.