When you decide to straighten your teeth with orthodontic treatment, not only do you receive the desirable benefit of an improved appearance. A more uniform smile enhances your oral health by allowing you to much more easily clean your teeth. When teeth crowd or come in at awkward angles, you lose the ability to scrub the entire surface of each tooth. As certain spaces on your teeth avoid your brush and floss, plaque begins to accumulate and contributes to cavity formation and gum infection. Additionally, uneven teeth produce an uneven bite that can disproportionately wear away at the surface of your tooth and expose the inner structure to decay or infection as well.
At your Redmond, OR, dentist’s practice, we provide orthodontic treatment to improve your oral hygiene as well as offer a more beautiful appearance. With SureSmile® clear aligners, we help you address the risks of tooth decay from uneven teeth. By visiting our practice, we can examine the degree of your malocclusion and place you on a custom treatment schedule to bring your smile into position.
How Crooked Teeth Contribute To Disease
When you have an improper alignment of your teeth known as malocclusion, tooth decay, and gum disease can strike for many different reasons. Any issue that prevents you from completely cleaning the entirety of your teeth to your gum line creates the opportunity for decay to occur. This is because oral bacteria combine with remnants of your food and drink to form a plaque that sticks to the surface of your tooth. As bacteria feed and reproduce, they create an acidic byproduct that weakens your enamel. When you routinely remove bacteria with proper oral hygiene, your enamel can remineralize and retain its strength, but left untreated this acidic process creates permanent holes or cavities. Similarly, your enamel can physically erode when your teeth are uneven and produce a bite that significantly grinds a specific tooth. The physical erosion threatens your tooth in the same manner as the acidic process by exposing your inner tooth to bacterial infection.
SureSmile® Clear Aligners Allow You To Clean Your Entire Tooth’s Surface
We canprovide SureSmile® clear aligner therapy to bring your teeth into a desirable position that allows you to practice optimum oral hygiene both during and after treatment. Because clear aligners are easily removable, you do not need to worry about wires or metal brackets getting in the way when brushing and flossing. Furthermore, you can take them off at mealtime to reduce the possibility of food debris sticking to your appliance and encouraging plaque formation. Because the success of treatment corresponds to wearing them as instructed, simply place your aligners on your teeth outside of brushing, flossing, and eating.
Speak With Your Redmond, OR Dentist About Correcting Your Teeth With SureSmile® Clear Aligners
Problems with the spacing of your teeth can make them difficult to clean and lead to plaque buildup. To fight tooth decay and enjoy a straighter smile, reach out to our office for treatment with SureSmile® clear aligner therapy! To find out more about this service, please call your Redmond, OR, dentist at 541-923-5927.