When things are aligned, whether that be ourselves as individuals, our dental team, our families, etc. they just work better. ⠀⠀⠀⠀

The same goes for our teeth. Mis-aligned teeth are harder to keep clean, can cause forces to be placed on parts of the teeth and bone not designed to withstand them, resulting in cracks, breakage and even tooth loss. In this situation, approaching the Best Dentist in Owensboro Area can indeed be beneficial.

Teeth are designed so that the peaks of one arch, fit into the valley’s of the opposing arch. Each tooth is also specifically designed to perform certain functions when it comes to chewing. When teeth are not properly aligned, it can wreck havoc on your teeth and overall oral health, leading to gum disease, bone loss and even tooth loss. Your muscles exert an extreme amount of force when chewing, and the teeth absorb the effects of those forces. Because of this, the teeth need to be aligned over the widest, strongest part of the supporting bone in order to not crack under these forces. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Crowded, narrow arches can also compromise the space your tongue has to adequately fit in your mouth, especially when laying down to sleep, and can cause the tongue to have no where else to go but to cover part of your airway – resulting in snoring and sleep apnea.⠀⠀

Often times patients think that tooth alignment is solely for cosmetic purposes, and this is not the case at all. Proper alignment actually acts as a long term insurance for your teeth and any dental work you may have done. Our goal as the Best Dentist in Owensboro Area is for all of our patients to not only keep all of their natural teeth, but to keep them healthy and beautiful. Alignment has never been easier than it is now with Invisalign. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Invisalign is a super easy way to achieve proper alignment and Dr. Warren is an Invisalign expert. It is one of her passions and she spends a ton of time insuring every detail of every case is perfect. Consults are super easy and can even be done remotely during Covid closure.