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Shifting Teeth

Shifting TeethIf you have recently smiled at yourself in the mirror and been shocked to realize that your teeth are not where they once were, Gateway Dental in Pleasanton, California, can provide you with the perfect solution for shifting teeth.

Using ClearCorrect aligners, our expert team of dental professionals will help restore your teeth’s appearance and alignment so your smile is perfected. We encourage you to schedule an appointment to determine the cause of your shifting teeth you can move forward with an appropriate solution.

ClearCorrect For Teeth Straightening

ClearCorrect can address your alignment concerns without the discomfort and inconvenience of metal braces. Invisible and removable, ClearCorrect is a series of customized aligners made to gradually move your teeth through the use of gentle, constant pressure. With a simple in-office visit you can get fitted for aligners and experience the convenience of ClearCorrect.

What Causes Teeth To Shift?

The reasons teeth move and reposition over time vary from person to person. However, some of the common causes include the following:

  • Gapped / Missing Teeth
  • Your Genetics
  • Natural Aging
  • Grinding Teeth
  • Failure To Wear Retainers
  • Bulky Dental Fillings

Shifting From Gapped Or Missing Teeth

While a gap between your front teeth may be an inherited and even charming trait, a recent gap may be the result of the constant pressure of misaligned teeth. ClearCorrect is extremely efficient at closing (and holding closed) the spaces between teeth. The aligners don’t just push the crowns together but actually effect root movement of the teeth.

When you have a missing tooth, the teeth next to such a large space tend to move in to fill the gap and the opposing tooth used in chewing may also move. This may lead to headaches or damage to other teeth, so it’s important to replace the tooth as soon as possible before proceeding to correct the resulting misalignment with ClearCorrect.

Other Causes Of Moving Teeth

Your family history may predict a tendency for your teeth to move in similar patterns, even if you were born with straight teeth. As you go through life, your teeth will slowly move and age along with other parts of your body. The enamel between your teeth may start to wear away, and your teeth may become shorter. The lower teeth tend to wear down faster, gradually shifting as the top teeth bite down on them. No matter what your age, ClearCorrect can straighten and realign your shifting teeth.

The stressful world we live in can lead to clenching or grinding of your teeth in your sleep, forcing the lower jaw forward and pushing your upper teeth out of alignment. If you had braces in your youth but haven’t followed your orthodontist’s recommendations about wearing your retainer, your teeth will have a tendency to return to their original position. ClearCorrect can straighten your teeth once again without going back to the discomfort and embarrassment of metal braces.

A Convenient Alternative To Braces

Because of the wide variety of reasons your teeth may move over time, it’s important to let us first determine the cause. By doing this, we can correctly identify an effective way to remedy your shifting teeth and bring your smile back in alignment. Make an appointment with Gateway Dental Care in Pleasanton, CA today and let us help you determine whether ClearCorrect is the right option for you.