Oral Health Link to Whole Body Health: A Blog

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Beginner Facts About Teeth Straightening with Aligners

Duane Kelly

Traditional braces have typically been the preferred technique for straightening teeth, but they are often expensive for those on a bare-bones budget. Teeth aligners can be an affordable, convenient and effective solution for straightening teeth. This article offers beginners facts about teeth straightening with aligners.

In-Office or At-home Treatment -- There are several at-home teeth aligners that you can order online. The aligners use 3D technology that eliminates the need for clients to visit an orthodontist. However, you must consider several factors to determine whether you are eligible for at-home treatment. Cases outside mild to moderate teeth imperfections, like spaced and crooked teeth, are better treated by in-office visits. Also, if you currently wear a teeth retainer, then you may not be the best candidate for at-home treatment. Additionally, if it has been a while since you stepped into a dentist's office to treat gums and teeth for decay and cavities, then you are better served by in-office treatment. It is recommended that you talk to a teeth specialist before choosing either option because of the nuances involved in both treatments.

Aligners are Removable and Almost Invisible -- There are several sensitive moments like attending public events, being on a date for the first time or making presentations when braces and retainers may be undesirable because of related self-esteem concerns. A patient can opt to remove aligners during those sensitive occasions and fit them back in the mouth later. Besides, aligners are somewhat invisible when they are worn so long as they are cleaned regularly. Therefore, you can smile all day and exude confidence knowing that your teeth are being straightened, but you don't have to hide from the public. In some way, these benefits contribute to increasing a wearer's self-esteem.

Aligners and Oral Hygiene -- Flossing and brushing are crucial for the health of teeth and gums. However, traditional teeth straightening treatments such as retainers and braces make it difficult for you to brush or floss because of the special tools required. Wearing aligners does not affect your dental hygiene because by removing the aligners, you can effortlessly brush and floss your teeth.

Length of Treatment -- One concern regarding teeth straightening is always the duration it will take for your teeth to be perfect. Depending on the nature of imperfection, treatment using teeth aligners can take between 6 months to 18 months or even less time depending on your needs.


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Oral Health Link to Whole Body Health: A Blog

You may have heard that cavities and oral decay are linked to things like heart disease, and, in fact, your oral health affects your entire body. Hi! My name is Brenda, and I like to look at things holistically. Because of that, I created this blog. I plan for its posts to look at the link between dental issues and other health issues. I hope that the people who visit this blog learn a few tips about oral care as well as gaining a deeper understanding of why it's so important. Healthy smiles indicate a healthy body, and I hope this blog helps you achieve both!