Our oral hygiene is often the most neglected one and teeth misalignment just adds to the concern. We don’t take care of our teeth until something crops up or we are forced to do so. Then there are other dental problems that we tend to ignore too. But little do we know that neglecting oral hygiene or the signs of an underlying dental condition can lead to serious health complications and make your dental conditions irreparable. Clear aligners are the new dental appliances that can treat a variety of dental problems.
Most common dental conditions treatable by using Clear Aligners
A crossbite refers to a type of misalignment where your teeth, or just one tooth, are not matched up in a position to the corresponding tooth on the lower or upper jaw. The tooth is either closer to the cheek or tongue than it should be. The causes of crossbite have been narrowed down to hereditary reasons, delayed tooth eruption, or an abnormally erupted tooth.
Deep overbite is the most common misalignment in both children and adults. An overbite is when your top teeth overlap your lower teeth beyond the normal limit. A normal overbite has a very slight overlap (about 3 mm) and anything over those 3 mm is considered a Deep overbite. They can affect the lower jaw formation, as it may have difficulty with its movement and development.
An underbite is characterized by lower teeth that project out further than the upper incisors. This is often described as a bulldog-like appearance, as some cases of underbite can be rather pronounced. Unfortunately, this condition can result in a number of oral health concerns, including difficulty in chewing or biting.
This form of misalignment occurs when the upper and lower teeth do not contact when the mouth is closed. It can develop in the front of the mouth (anterior) or the back of the mouth (posterior). It is caused by dental (teeth) or skeletal (jaw related) factors.
In a typical smile, the upper teeth extend over the lower teeth by about one to three millimeters. If the teeth protrude more than three millimeters, it is considered an increased overjet. In certain cases, the overjet can be so severe that the upper teeth extend past the lower lip. While an overjet can certainly be genetic in nature, it is caused by early childhood habits in most cases.
Crowded teeth are a common problem in both children and adults. They mainly occur when the teeth coming into the mouth are larger than the space available in the jaws. Erupting teeth will follow the path of least resistance. If there is not adequate space for them to come in straight, they will rotate, overlap, and become crooked. Genetics is often another factor.
Spacing in your teeth can be due to unusual gaps between the teeth, having unusually small teeth, or missing teeth.
A crooked tooth influences the shape of the face whereas an increased overjet could force your upper lip to protrude. The alignment of teeth needs to be properly corrected because it can have a huge impact on the overall appearance. In fact, all of these conditions can have a negative impact on your smile and the health of your teeth and gums. However, the list of dental conditions that can be treated by clear aligners does not end here.
Dental conditions you didn’t know could be prevented by Clear Aligners
Tooth decay is caused over time by plaque forming on your teeth. It happens when the enamel of your teeth is destroyed. This happens mostly due to poor oral hygiene.
When foods with carbohydrates and sugar stay on your teeth, the bacteria in your mouth turn them into acids. The bacteria, acid, food debris and saliva combine to form plaque, which clings to the teeth. The acids in plaque dissolve the enamel, creating holes called oral cavities.
How do Clear Aligners help in solving the problems of tooth decay and oral cavity?
Teeth that are misaligned or crowded, teeth that have large gaps between them, and jawlines that don’t neatly close over each other can call for a lot of hygiene issues as it becomes hard to clean the teeth thoroughly due to which food particles may remain stuck in between the crevices. This may lead to tooth decay and oral cavity. If ignored for long, this may develop into periodontitis – a more severe form of infection that can damage gum tissue, teeth, and bones.
Instead of braces that are attached to your teeth, aligners are removable and changed at intervals. Aligners need to be worn 22 hours per day to be effective. This leaves time for eating, brushing, and flossing without aligners in.
Since their arrival, clear aligners have truly changed the face of orthodontic care. If your teeth are growing unevenly, they will help reposition it so that it grows straight. Clear aligners also help in eliminating crooked teeth or gaps between your teeth. In addition to just offering a beautiful and natural smile, they will prevent future dental issues. Opt for a trustworthy brand like Flash Orthodontics to say goodbye to dental problems. Our advanced technology like TRIOS intraoral scanning has helped us revolutionize the dental industry. Be a part of it today!
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