Clear Aligners in Mesa, AZ

Many people are dissatisfied with their smiles due to flaws like misaligned bites or gaps between their teeth. Fortunately, our dentists at Power Dental have several solutions to straighten teeth so that they not only look better but resolve dental problems with them. For instance, clear aligners can help close the gaps between teeth.

What Causes Teeth Gaps?

Diastema, which are gaps in the teeth, have several causes, including:

  • Thumb sucking
  • Missing teeth
  • Teeth that are too small for the jawbone
  • Not swallowing correctly
  • Gum disease
  • Large labial frenum

The primary reason for gaps between teeth is that they are too small for the jawbone. Although many people don’t try to close the gaps, our dentists in Mesa, AZ may recommend getting aligners to eliminate them as they can cause problems with your overall health.

Health Problems Due to Gaps

The health issues that can arise if gaps remain are food getting stuck between teeth, breaking down, and causing plaque. This problem can cause dental decay, gingivitis, and periodontitis to develop. Also, teeth can move or shift if the spaces are too wide, causing misalignments in your bite. Bad breath, teeth discoloration, and bleeding gums can occur as well.

How Clear Aligners Closes Gaps

Our dentists near you will often recommend braces, or aligners, to treat diastema. They will take three-dimensional images and x-rays of your teeth to help them develop a treatment to correct them. The treatment plan, along with the images, goes to the laboratory that creates your customized aligners.

When they arrive at Power Dental, our dentists in Mesa, AZ will fit the first pair of aligners to ensure a comfortable fit. They will also explain how they work to close gaps and show you when to order the next set of aligners. Each aligner needs wearing for at least 20 hours a day, then wear the next one in the set the next day. Each set has two weeks’ worth of aligners that gradually tighten your teeth.

If you have concerns about your smile due to gaps between teeth or other issues, consult with us at Power Dental about how Clear Aligners can resolve your dental problems.

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