Even a healthy smile is not always aligned perfectly. Badly aligned teeth can actually present issues in daily life and even contribute to dental issues. Crooked teeth and misaligned bites can:
- Prevent chewing properly
- Increase the risk of tooth decay, cavities, and gingivitis since they’re more difficult to clean
- Strain the teeth, jaws, and muscles, increasing the risk of breaking a tooth
- May make you feel self-conscious about your appearance
We currently offer SureSmile clear aligners and will soon be able to offer traditional braces!
SureSmile clear aligners straighten teeth invisibly, without metal braces. They are removable so you can eat whatever you like. There are no wires to trap food or get in the way when you floss.
If Dr. Dowden believes you are a good candidate for SureSmile aligners, she will take photos and x-rays, then use a scanner or impressions to capture the shape of your teeth. You’ll wear a series of aligners customized to apply pressure to the teeth that need to move. SureSmile aligners are worn for at least 22 hours per day, progressing through each step until your treatment is done.
If you would like more information pertaining to SureSmile aligners, you’re welcome to give us a call at (262) 334-4083 or request an appointment.