Many people with crooked teeth do not find them attractive. Plus, crooked teeth are more susceptible to decay than straight ones. When eating or drinking your meals, you may have trouble removing food and drink residues from between teeth, no matter if you brush, use a water pic, or floss. To resolve this issue, you need to straighten your teeth with SureSmile® in Jackson, MI.
Adults who have crooked teeth may have struggled with tooth decay their entire lives. Fortunately, those struggles can end by using clear aligners to straighten your teeth. Whether your teeth overlap or are misaligned, our dentist near you at Summit Pointe Dental can evaluate them and recommend the best way to help straighten them. Here are some of the other issues that aligners help with:
Before you purchase these clear aligners, our dentist in Jackson, MI, will refer to the examination to discuss whether the prosthetics are the best option for you. In some cases, metal braces may be better due to your teeth’ condition. However, for most people, the aligners will be able to correct their issues.
The aligners work by applying pressure to your teeth so that they move gradually into their correct positions. Digital images get sent to the laboratory that makes the aligners customized for your mouth. When they are ready, our dental office will call you to try them on and take them home.
You should wear a new pair of aligners every day to ensure they move your teeth into place to straighten them. Before using an entire set, you’ll need your teeth re-evaluated to measure them and determine if they’re in the correct position. If not, then you will need to repeat wearing that size aligner. If so, then you can start wearing the next set. Depending on your situation, your teeth may only need a few weeks wearing the aligners to straighten your teeth, or a few months.
If you’re interested in getting SureSmile® clear aligners near you to improve your smile, contact our dentist at Summit Pointe Dental to schedule an appointment to have your teeth examined and approved to change your appearance.