THE BENEFITS OF CLEAR ALIGNERS
Clear aligners bring a lot of benefits, especially compared to metal braces, including:
- GREATER COMFORT: Clear aligner trays are made out of a smooth clear material and fit closely to your teeth for ultimate comfort. While you’ll still feel the pressure from your moving teeth, your treatment is much more comfortable than metal brackets and pointed wires.
- REMOVABLE: These clear aligners can be taken out for meals and daily cleaning, so you won’t ever have to worry about avoiding certain foods or having an unsightly smile for pictures.
- CLEANER TEETH: You’ll be able to keep your teeth cleaner and healthier during your straightening process with the removable aligners.
- INVISIBLE: The clear aligners are virtually unnoticeable compared to metal braces, and most people won’t even notice them.
- FASTER TREATMENT: The average period of treatment is faster for clear aligner patients than for patients undergoing traditional metal braces treatment.
- LESS DISCOMFORT: There are no tightening appointments, just steady, consistent pressure. This causes less aching than some patients experience with braces.
- EASY ADJUSTMENTS FROM HOME: You’ll have several sets of customized aligners at home. About every 2 weeks, you’ll swap in the next set of aligners on your schedule.
- REGULAR CHECK-INS: You’ll visit with us regularly throughout the treatment process so we can monitor your progress and make any adjustments if needed.
Invisalign is a clear alternative to traditional metal braces. This advanced technology offers the use of nearly invisible aligners to quickly straighten teeth.
At Valley Dental Solutions, we straighten crooked teeth, eliminate gaps, free up space for crowded teeth, fix underbites, and much more. We focus on your needs and goals, using cutting-edge technology and the latest professional training.
Contact us today in Chandler, AZ for straighter teeth and an improved smile.
Detailed Dental Imaging
- Safer | Digital x-rays use 80% less radiation than traditional x-rays. They are safe for everyone, even those who are pregnant.
- Immediate | X-rays make for a quick diagnosis that can give you answers and present solutions faster than ever.
- Precise | We can also zoom in on the image to get a clearer, more precise view of any problem areas.
Professional Dental Cleaning
Examining Your Teeth and Gums
Our general recommendations for good oral health include:
- Brushing your teeth twice a day.
- Flossing at least once a day.
- Avoiding biting on hard objects like ice cubes or pencil ends.
- Using a mouthwash with fluoride.
General dentistry is all about preventing oral issues that can be painful, debilitating, and expensive to treat. While Valley Dental Solutions can do a lot to help with that, so can you! Setting a daily routine for yourself can make a big difference.
Just like you need to wash your hair regularly, your mouth needs personal hygiene too. You’ll want to make sure you’re keeping it clear of bacteria as much as possible.
Brush twice a day, first thing in the morning and before bed. This gets rid of all the bacteria that develop while you sleep and the food remnants from your meals during the day. Make sure to get all of the surfaces of your teeth, and don’t forget to brush your tongue!
Floss at least once a day at bedtime. This helps you get all the food out of the cracks between your teeth so bacteria doesn’t have any leftovers to snack on while you’re sleeping. Flossing is one of the best things you can do to prevent gum disease.
Rinse with mouthwash. After flossing, food and plaque debris can still be floating around your mouth. Rinsing with mouthwash can wash out those particles and leave your mouth clean and fresh. Many mouthwashes strengthen and protect your teeth against harmful bacteria.
Visit our office every six months. While brushing and flossing at home are both helpful and necessary for good oral health, only a deeper cleaning can continue to get rid of tartar and plaque. We also polish your teeth after a cleaning so they shine and feel smooth.
Red, Tender, Swollen, or Receding Gums
Many of these symptoms point to gum disease, a common yet serious issue that needs to be addressed quickly. There are regenerative gum disease treatments that can bring back your oral health.
Persistent achy teeth can signify a tooth infection. Regenerative root canal therapy can remove the infected tissue from inside a tooth with advanced technology and provide relief for toothaches.
Loose Permanent Teeth
Only baby teeth should fall out. If you start to notice that a permanent tooth has come loose, that is a dental concern. Dentists can diagnose and treat underlying issues and possibly save your tooth.
Unusual Tooth Sensitivity
It’s normal to feel some sensitivity to extremely hot or cold foods, but if this sensation becomes extremely painful or occurs frequently, there may be an underlying issue like a cavity or infection.
Some headaches and jaw aches are due to nighttime teeth grinding (bruxism) or issues with the TMJ. The temporomandibular joint is susceptible to injury, but many TMJ disorders are easily treated.
Persistent Mouth Sores
Mouth sores that keep returning or won’t go away could be a symptom of allergies, disease, or even cancer. Getting these sores looked at by a dentist can get you treatment and peace of mind.
Saliva is important to keeping your mouth clean and helping you break down food. You may experience dry mouth if you sleep with your mouth open or if you have issues with your saliva glands.
Persistent Bad Breath
Chronic bad breath can be caused by:
- Improper dental hygiene.
- Eating a diet poor in nutrients.
- Dry mouth, often from sleep apnea.
- Gingivitis or advanced gum disease.
- Liver or kidney infections or diseases.
Taking care of your teeth during pregnancy is an essential part of good oral health. Your hormone levels change drastically and can put you at risk for gum disease, halitosis, and other issues.
Visiting a dentist every six months is important for your oral health, but sometimes dental concerns arise between visits. Below are other concerns that should be examined and diagnosed by a dentist.