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How Crooked Teeth Impact Your Dental Health

March 31, 2021
Posted By: Avenida Dental Centre

Did you know that straighter teeth may improve your dental health?

Teeth that are unevenly spaced or overlap are harder to brush and floss properly. When bacteria get trapped between crooked teeth, it can be a breeding ground for tooth decay and cavities. When you straighten your teeth, it's easier to clean them, and there's less risk of developing problems like tooth decay and gum disease. 

Crooked teeth also mean that your bite is not aligned correctly. Bite misalignment can lead to problems with your jaw joint (TMJ), like tenderness when you chew, popping or clicking in the joints, neck and shoulder pain, and even headaches or migraines. When your bite is aligned correctly, you reduce your chances of developing TMD, or temporomandibular disorder, which is an uncomfortable jaw joint disorder.

Invisalign in Calgary Straightens Teeth with Discretion

If you've considered straightening your teeth, but the idea of braces doesn't appeal to you, you may want to consider Invisalign. This is an option for adult braces with clear aligners that no one will ever notice.

Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to move teeth into correct alignment. The aligners are smooth and comfortable to wear throughout the day, and you don't have to change any of your routines since you can remove them for eating and brushing your teeth.

With Invisalign, you'll wear your aligners at least 22 hours each day and change them every two weeks. Staying in compliance with this routine provides you with the best results as quickly as possible.

You Can Learn More About Invisalign

If you're considering straightening your teeth, we encourage you to learn more about clear braces in Calgary by contacting our dental clinic. Your dentists at Avenida Dental Centre are certified Invisalign providers and can help you determine if Invisalign is the right choice for you.

We will be resuming normal hours of operation starting Thursday, May 14th.

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