The doctors at Health Centered Dentistry are excited to offer orthodontic services to their Anchorage, Alaska patients. If you are looking to straighten your smile, we have two options to suit your needs – Invisalign and ClearCorrect. Enjoy a complimentary consult to see if either option is a good fit for you.
There are many benefits to straightening your smile. Most think that orthodontics is simply a cosmetic solution; however, the benefits of correcting bite issues go far beyond aesthetics.
Healthier Teeth and Gums
If you are noticing some symptoms of gum disease like swollen, red, and bleeding gums, it may be a result of teeth being overcrowded or because of the gaps between teeth. When teeth are not straight, the gums surrounding the teeth may be more difficult to keep clean and may lead to periodontal issues. When teeth are aligned, the gums fit better around the teeth providing the best natural defense against infection. In addition, the invisible aligners offered by Health Centered Dentistry are removable, making daily cleaning much easier than when traditional metal brackets are affixed to the teeth.
Other health concerns that are a result of crooked or misaligned teeth include improper bite, difficulty speaking or chewing, increased wear on the tooth enamel, as well as jaw issues. Choosing to straighten your smile will not only give you a beautiful, straight smile, but will also improve your oral health.
What issues can clear aligners correct?
- Gapped teeth
- Open bite
- Crowded teeth
Clear aligners can correct many issues with regard to the way teeth are aligned.
How do clear aligners work?
The first step in the process is to come in for a complimentary consult. If either Invisalign or ClearCorrect is a good option for you, the doctors will take x-rays, photos, and impressions of your teeth in order to develop a custom treatment plan. Based on your individual treatment plan, a series of clear aligners are made just for you. You will then wear a series of aligners until you achieve the results you want.
You can remove them to eat, brush, and floss. As you replace the aligners, your teeth gradually shift. For adults, the process usually takes about a year, for teens the process is similar to that of traditional braces.
If you are worried about the potential cost of teeth straightening, we want you to know that we are proud to offer our patients in-office financing options so you don’t have to choose between your other obligations and your dental health. We can help you get the dental care you need at a price you can afford.
It is a fantastic time to get the straight smile you desire. Come on in and talk to the team about the best option for you. Give us a call at (888) 707-0222.