August 11 Is National Align Your Teeth Day!

July 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — familydental @ 3:06 pm
Happy male patient visiting dentist for Invisalign appointment

According to one estimate, nearly 75% of people throughout the world have some form of malocclusion (misaligned bite). Countless more deal with other orthodontic issues that could benefit from treatment. Have you been thinking about getting your smile straightened? National Align Your Teeth Day is just around the corner, so right now is a perfect time to book an Invisalign consultation. What exactly is National Align Your Teeth Day, and how can you show your support for it? This blog post explains.

An Introduction to National Align Your Teeth Day

National Align Your Teeth Day, which is observed each year on August 11, is a somewhat new holiday. In fact, it was established just two years ago, in 2021, after a group of dentists and orthodontists were looking for ways to raise public awareness of the potential consequences of dental misalignment.

For example, many people with orthodontic issues experience:

  • Self-consciousness due to the appearance of their teeth and facial profile.
  • Headaches, jaw pain, and other symptoms of TMD.
  • A heightened risk of gum disease, dental decay, and premature wear and teeth on their teeth.

What Should You Do?

Are you eager to get into the spirit of National Align Your Teeth Day? Here are some simple steps you take:

Visit Your Dentist

Your dentist can examine your teeth and let you know whether you could benefit from orthodontic treatment. They can answer your questions about the road ahead and help you have realistic expectations for your braces or Invisalign.

Explore Your Treatment Options

Most people with misaligned teeth are eligible for either traditional metal braces or clear aligners. Many patients gravitate toward the latter because clear aligner systems, such as Invisalign, offer a discreet appearance and the ability to eat virtually any food.

Care for Your Teeth and Orthodontic Appliances

Orthodontic treatment can take several months or even a couple of years to complete. Throughout that time, you will need to be diligent about caring for your mouth and your orthodontic gear. For example, a thorough oral hygiene routine will be of paramount importance. Attending all recommended appointments with your dentist will also be key to your treatment’s success.

National Align Your Teeth Day seeks to help people enjoy the benefits of a healthy, straight set of teeth. You can support it by paying close attention to the state of your own smile.

Meet the Practice

Family Dental Practice of Bloomfield wants patients to enjoy optimum oral health and confident smiles. To that end, we proudly offer both Invisalign clear aligners and traditional metal braces. If you would like to learn about what it would take to straighten your teeth, get in touch with our expert team at 860-263-0441.