You have options for straightening your teeth. As a child, it was not uncommon to see metal brackets adorning the front of your peers’ teeth, or your own. As an adult, however, metal braces can be distracting in your personal and professional life. For a discrete solution to fixing overlapped, oddly spaced, or slightly crooked teeth, we offer Realine™ cosmetic aligners, a quicker, convenient alternative to traditional metal braces.
Why Straight Teeth Matter
The American Dental Association (ADA) agrees that straightening your teeth can benefit more than your oral health. When teeth are crowded or too widely spaced, your gums can become red and swollen, increasing your chance of developing periodontal (gum) disease. After your successful Realine™ treatment, your straighter teeth will allow your gums to fit more securely around your teeth for a stronger defense against periodontal issues. Aligning your teeth may also alleviate or help prevent issues that can arise from malocclusion (misaligned bite), including difficulty chewing, jaw problems, and excessive wear on your tooth enamel.
The Benefits of Realine™ Cosmetic Aligners
The technology behind Realine (from the makers of Invisalign® clear braces) also offers advantages over braces in routine maintenance. Cleaning traditional braces can be a challenge when food gets trapped in the brackets and wires. Your toothbrush may not always suffice to free the debris. Realine’s custom-made aligners are removable, so you can continue brushing and flossing your teeth the way you normally do. Removing the aligners also permits you to eat any food you like, without the need to consider if your braces will allow it.
By eliminating cumbersome metal components, you can straighten your teeth without anybody noticing. The smooth surface of the aligners means they won’t poke and irritate your mouth the way braces can. By focusing on the cosmetic aspects of your smile, Realine also offers quicker treatment, usually lasting only 3-4 months, as opposed to the two or more years that most traditional orthodontic cases require.
ABOUT YOUR SOUTHLAKE COSMETIC DENTISTS:
As a native Texan, Gregory Wright, DDS, opened his private practice in Southlake, TX in 1992. He and Dr. Victoria Heron are happily accepting new patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and all surrounding communities. To learn more, call our office today at (817) 481-7999.