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August 11 Is National Align Your Teeth Day!

August 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — willowrundental @ 3:06 pm
Woman holding Invisalign aligner, pointing at her teeth

Around the world, countless millions of people suffer from some form of dental misalignment. Do you have crooked teeth, a malocclusion (misaligned bite), or other issues that might benefit from orthodontic treatment? If so, right now is the ideal time to book your consultation. By doing so, you can show your support for National Align Your Teeth Day. What exactly is this holiday all about? Continue reading to find out.

An Introduction to National Align Your Teeth Day

Since 2021, National Align Your Teeth Day has been observed each year on August 11. This relatively new holiday came about after a group of orthodontists and dentists were searching for ways to raise public awareness of the consequences that could result from untreated orthodontic problems.

What exactly are those consequences? Here are a few examples of what you might experience if you do not receive timely orthodontic care:

  • You may be more likely to develop cavities, gum disease, and other oral health issues.
  • You could suffer from frequent headaches, jaw pain, difficulty chewing, and other symptoms of TMJ disorder.
  • You might feel self-conscious due to the way that dental misalignment can affect your appearance.

How to Observe National Align Your Teeth Day

What can you do to get into the spirit of National Align Your Teeth Day? Here are a few steps you should consider taking:

Visit Your Dentist

During your appointment, your dentist can evaluate the positioning of your teeth and let you know if you should get braces or clear aligners. They will answer your questions about the road in front of you and help you to have realistic expectations for the outcome of your treatment.

Explore Your Treatment Options

You might discover that you are a candidate for either traditional metal braces or clear aligners, such as Invisalign. Both options are highly effective. However, many patients are drawn to clear aligners because they have a much more subtle appearance than metal braces. They are also removable, so you will be able to enjoy all of your favorite foods throughout your treatment period.

Care for Your Teeth and Orthodontic Appliances

Orthodontic treatment can take quite a bit of time (up to three years in some cases), so you should be prepared to fully commit to any instructions from your dental team. For example, you may have to adjust your daily oral hygiene routine. You could also have to alter some of your eating habits.

National Align Your Teeth Day is here! Show your support for its noble cause by doing all you can to care for your own precious smile.

Meet the Practice

Willow Run Dental Association is proud to be an Invisalign provider for the Auburn community. If you would like to find out what it would take to achieve a straighter, healthier smile, we are prepared to answer all of your questions. Contact our friendly team at 207-352-2825.

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Willow Run Dental Association is a 42 North Dental Care, PLLC practice and is owned and operated by dentists Dr. Samuel Shames, DDM. and Dr. Ronald Weissman, DDM. Gentle Dental is supported by 42 North Dental, LLC, a dental support organization that provides non-clinical administrative and business support services to the practice. 42 North Dental, LLC does not own or operate the dental practice or employ dentists to provide dental services. Find more information about 42NorthDental, LLC and the dental practices it supports at