Dr. James C. Ross and our team in Novi, MI offer advanced dental solutions for patients who want to keep their smiles in great shape. Sometimes, that means fixing bite alignment problems and cosmetic issues like crooked, overlapping, and crowded teeth.
But we know that standard metal braces aren’t the best choice for everyone. Older teens and professional adults tend to be much more concerned about how they look throughout their treatment than younger patients.
That’s why we’re proud to offer alternatives to traditional orthodontics! Clear aligners fit comfortably over your teeth, gently moving them into the right position without drawing negative attention from peers and colleagues the way metal brackets and wires might.
Here are our top three ways clear aligners improve your smile:
1. Straightening crooked teeth leads to better oral health.
Crowding in your mouth often creates spaces where food can easily get stuck between your teeth. That gives harmful oral bacteria something to feed on, which generates acids that eat through your tooth enamel. With straight teeth, oral hygiene isn’t just easier. It’s more effective in keeping your mouth clean and healthy.
2. A properly-aligned bite reduces dental wear and damage.
Upper and lower teeth shouldn’t hit each other in all the wrong places when you bite down. It’s often the cause of minor chips and other fractures on your tooth enamel, increasing the risk for broken or decayed teeth. Misaligned teeth also tend to wear down, which is why correcting bite problems with orthodontics improves your ability to maintain strong, healthy teeth.
3. You will have a straight, beautiful smile that fills you with confidence.
Unless you make it known, people aren’t likely to even notice you’re wearing clear aligners. Not just that, but patients typically see results within a year or less, meaning you can achieve the straight, fantastic-looking smile of your dreams sooner!