You've Seen the Ads. But Is It Worth It?
Having a beautiful smile is something that everyone desires, after all, it's a powerful tool that can help build your confidence! At Kuras Dental Health Associates, our goal is to help all of our patients achieve a healthy and beautiful smile; however this may not always seem accessible to all patients. This is why patients have begun taking dentistry and orthodontics into their own hands - literally!
A rising trend of late is dentistry you do yourself, such as fake braces to align your teeth. There are even companies jumping on board this trend with plastic aligners they will send directly to your home. This is dangerous for many reasons.
Aligning your teeth without the supervision of a dental professional can lead to many issues. While you're concerned about the appearance of your teeth, you may not be aware that moving your teeth also moves your roots, which are the main support system for your teeth. Moving a root in the wrong way, or too quickly can cause your root to dissolve and eliminate support for your tooth. Orthodontics done in the wrong way, such as a rubber band around your teeth to close a gap could also damage your gums or other soft tissues. It is also important to align your bite correctly to avoid painful jaw joint issues.
Why You Should Work With Your Dental Professional
There are many systems out there that can align your teeth properly such as Clear Correct or inman aligners. Your Monroe, MI dental team can help determine which system would best meet your needs and create a treatment plan that will align your teeth safely.
If orthodontics seems like it won't fit into your budget, you should know that your financial team at Kuras Dental Health Associates can help you! Dental insurance sometimes offers a percentage of coverage for orthodontic treatment, and we have convenient payment options to help patients break their treatment cost into affordable monthly payments.
Don't take on dentistry or orthodontics yourself! Contact our office today to learn more about how we can help you.