For a number of people, the biggest concern they will ever face when it comes to their smile is the negative effects of harmful oral bacteria, causing common concerns such as decay, infection, and even tooth loss. For others, all preventive care measures can be properly taken, yet minor to major misalignment can cause serious issues. In today’s blog, your Pella, IA dentist will address the bigger problems that arise from an uneven bite, including structural and functional issues, and how Invisalign® aligners can help.
The Troubles of an Uneven Bite
While it may not seem more than a cosmetic concern, and uneven bite can actually have significant effects. For example, if your teeth develop incorrectly as a child, it will only continue to worsen and impact your overall oral function down the line. Straight teeth are more than just a cosmetic desire for people’s appearance, but for optimal bite and structural function. In fact, crooked or misaligned structures can play a role in the structural integrity of your teeth, as crookedness signifies an issue with security. What’s more, each tooth is secured in place with a root that is embedded in the jaw, allowing your teeth to properly absorb the pressure of your bite. When structures are uneven, so are the roots. This means that ordinary tasks such as biting or chewing food can actually become detrimental to your mouth’s structure, similar to how a nail that is bent or hammered in at the wrong angle causes wood to splinter or lack secure support. In the event of this, your dentist may recommend the use of braces or clear aligners.
A Subtle Transformation
One of the biggest concerns that many face when it comes to correcting their smile includes how noticeable or bulky the treatment will be. When it comes to braces, the metal brackets more than confirm those fears. As an alternative, however, Invisalign® clear aligners afford the versatility to both correct the unevenness that is present while also providing a much more subtle method to accomplish it. How it works is that your dentist will create a mold of your current smile in order to produce a custom-fit product that will differ ever so slightly in order to guide your teeth back into the correct position. Over the course of some time, your dentist will continue to update your aligners to continue guiding your structures until finally, the evenness of your grin is restored. For more information, contact our office today.
Amazing Benefits with Custom Treatment
Misalignment causes more issues than just cosmetic concerns, and it is best to address unevenness in your smile immediately. Contact Allen & Neumann Family Dentistry in Pella, IA by calling 641-628-1121 to learn how a custom aligner can subtly correct your teeth.