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August 11 Is National Align Your Teeth Day!

July 23, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — northborough @ 3:39 pm
Woman’s smile before and after orthodontic treatment

Around the world, countless millions of people have some form of dental misalignment. Whether your teeth are a little crooked or you have bite problems, you might be thinking about undergoing orthodontic treatment. Since National Align Your Teeth Day is right around the corner, now is the ideal time to get started on your path to a straighter, healthier smile. What exactly is National Align Your Teeth Day, and how can you show your support for it? Read this blog post to find out.

An Introduction to National Align Your Teeth Day

National Align Your Teeth Day is observed each year on August 11. It is a somewhat new holiday; it was established in 2021. It arose after a group of dentists and orthodontists were searching for ways to raise public awareness of the potential consequences of untreated dental misalignment.

Here are a few examples of what you might experience if you have long-term orthodontic issues:

  • You may feel self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth and facial shape.
  • You are more likely to suffer from headaches, jaw pain, and other symptoms of TMJ disorder.
  • You are at a heightened risk of gum disease, cavities, and premature wear and tear on your tooth enamel.
  • It may be challenging for you to eat certain foods.

What Should You Do?

Would you like to get into the spirit of National Align Your Teeth Day? Here are a few steps you can take to move yourself toward a healthier smile:

Visit Your Dentist

During your next checkup, your dentist can let you know whether you could benefit from orthodontic treatment. They can also help you arrange for a consultation where you can learn more about what you may experience during your journey to a straighter smile.

Explore Your Treatment Options

The majority of people with misaligned teeth have a few options when it comes to orthodontic treatment. You could get traditional metal braces, which are effective and affordable for most families. However, you may also be a candidate for Invisalign, which uses discreet clear aligners to straighten the teeth. Many people gravitate toward Invisalign because of its subtle appearance and the fact that it does not come with dietary restrictions.

Care for Your Teeth and Orthodontic Appliances

Orthodontic treatment often takes several months to a few years to complete. During that time, you will need to be diligent about complying with your dentist’s instructions. For example, you will need to adjust your oral hygiene routine and attend all recommended orthodontic appointments. Your good habits will help you avoid delays and other frustrations throughout your treatment journey.

National Align Your Teeth Day will be here before you know it! Show your support by doing all you can to take care of your precious smile.

Meet the Practice

The expert team at Northborough Dental Associates is proud to help our community with all of their oral health needs. If you are interested in straightening your teeth, book a consultation with us. We offer both Invisalign and traditional metal braces. Contact us at 508-571-0358 to learn more about how we may be able to serve you.

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