Cascadia Dental Specialists offers ClearCorrect invisible aligners, which are a more comfortable and thinner alternative to other aligners on the market. These nearly invisible aligners help prevent malocclusion, straighten or space out crowded or crooked teeth, fix underbites and overbites, and are far more comfortable and less restrictive than wire and bracket corrective mouthgear. ClearCorrect is made from crack and stain-resistant polyurethane trays that guide your teeth into their new positions when worn over time.
Mouth guards are worn over the top, bottom, or both sets of teeth to prevent grinding by creating a thick barrier for shock absorption, and also help to prevent gingival recession. Guards are typically recommended to prevent teeth grinding and jaw clenching, assist in very light alignment issues, and protect the soft gum tissue around your teeth.
After orthodontic treatment, your teeth are highly susceptible to shifting and re-positioning, which is when wearing a retainer is important. Retainers will help keep your teeth in their new position and ensure that your bite is still aligned properly. Retainers aren’t meant to prevent your teeth from shock absorption, teeth grinding, or jaw clenching, which is what mouthguards are better suited for.
Get in touch with Cascadia Dental Specialists to start working toward the smile and confidence you were always meant to have.