Do you have crooked, crowded or gapped teeth? Do you get chronic headaches or jaw pain? Are you tired of looking into the mirror and being unhappy with the condition of your smile? If so, you are not alone! Why should you think about straightening your teeth? There are actually great reasons, including the following:
-Better Appearance: Straight teeth make you feel good about talking to people without trying to hide your smile flaws so you won’t avoid those important, normal social interactions.
-Increased Self-Confidence: An appealing smile makes you feel good about yourself whether you are talking to your significant other or in a group of coworkers or friends.
-Easier Oral Hygiene: Straight teeth with an aligned bite make it easier to brush and floss, and better oral hygiene means healthier teeth and gums.
-Prevent chronic headaches and TMJ pain: Misaligned teeth mean a misaligned bite which can lead to chronic headaches and problems with your TMJ (temporomandibular joint) that hurt, click and pop whenever you open and close your mouth.
Straight Teeth Without Braces
But what if the main reason you are putting off straightening your teeth is having to wear unsightly and uncomfortable braces? With advancements in orthodontic technology, you can finally straighten your smile discreetly with the help of Krystal Klear Aligners or Invisalign® aligners so that nobody needs to notice! Having no metal brackets or wires covering your teeth means you can speak and smile normally with confidence.
Our dentist, Dr. Everett Eklund, is pleased to offer Krystal Klear Aligners and Invisalign® for our patients in Hagerstown, MD, who want clear aligners when getting orthodontic treatment. Our Potomac Dental Centre team has been helping teens and adults alike get the healthier, straighter teeth they want without the embarrassment of traditional metal braces. Our clear aligners feel smooth and comfortable in your mouth, without wires and brackets poking at you. But just like braces, they will gradually shift your teeth into their optimal, aligned position!
After taking dental X-rays, photographs and impressions of your teeth, Dr. Eklund will be able to customize a progressive treatment plan for your needs, projecting your estimated treatment time so you can know how long it will be before you have the smile of your dreams. Unlike braces, you can take your removable aligners out of your mouth to eat your favorite foods and clean your teeth normally. To stay on track, be sure to wear them the recommended hours in a day!
If wearing clear aligners makes you want to straighten your teeth, we invite you to reach out to our team by calling 240-329-2398 today to learn more. We are excited to help you (or your teen!) a healthy, more beautiful smile!