Now is the time for New Year’s resolutions. Have you made yours yet? If not, why not make it to take better care of your teeth and gums? An expert may be able to help you.
Did you know a straighter smile not only improves the look of your mouth, but might also be healthier for you, too? That’s right – straightening your teeth with braces might actually improve your oral health. Different treatments is used to correct improper bites. These bad bites make teeth crowded or crooked looking. Fixing them will give a patient a prettier smile, but it can also result in a healthier mouth.
Crooked or crowded teeth are just harder to clean. When teeth overlap, as in the case of crowding, it can be hard to get in between to clean the entire surface of every tooth. This can lead to tooth decay, periodontal disease and in extreme cases, even tooth loss.
Improper bites can also negatively affect how a person speaks, cause abnormal wear on tooth enamel and cause problems with a patient’s jaw.
Many potential patients, especially adults, may have been putting off getting braces or other treatment done, but if you suffer from serious bite problems, you may not be able to afford putting it off for much longer. That’s where an expert can help.
And the good news is, there are now so many choices in braces that you can straighten your smile as discretely as you would like. Invisible braces are great options for adult patients because they offers the ability to straighten teeth without others even knowing. They also allow patients to straighten teeth discretely and without having to change their diet or oral care regimen.
In addition to standard metal braces, there are also In-Ovation braces. These braces use a free sliding technology, rather than the standard wire and brackets, to apply very gentle pressure on the teeth to guide them to their proper locations. They look great and are comfortable to wear, and even better – they often move teeth faster than standard braces so patients spend less time in the doctor’s office.
The doctors take special care to create individualized plans for each patient they serve. That means no two treatments are alike and your teeth will be corrected based on your needs. So you can rest assured that your teeth will be straighter and the overall health of your mouth improved.