When your teeth are out of alignment, something called malocclusion, bite tension changes. This can cause problems as diverse as TMJ or even tooth loss. For this reason, addressing your malocclusion, especially if you are suffering jaw or tooth pain, is a good idea. You may have thought about straightening your teeth before, but there are some methods that offer better benefits than others.
While straightening your teeth is important, finding out the root cause of any kind of pain in your oral cavity is going to be the first order of business. Treating your TMJ may involve other methods than simply straightening your teeth first. Once this is done, Dr. Whitmore can then consult with you on the best way to restore strength to your bite and beauty to your smile.
Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners instead of uncomfortable and unsightly metal wires and brackets. This alone makes them a popular choice for men and women from all walks of life.
In addition to comfort and attractiveness, Invisalign aligners can be removed when you want to. As a result, there are no restrictions on what you may eat. A well-balanced diet that includes foods like apples or celery that may be prohibited by traditional braces is not a problem with Invisalign. Invisalign also does not interfere with your regular oral hygiene routine, which helps to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
To find out more about the health benefits of Invisalign, contact Janet or Rachel at Whitmore Dental to arrange a consultation by calling Whitmore Dental at 877-779-4486. We are conveniently located at 5932 West Parker Road, Suite 600, Plano, TX 75093.