Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

Everyone knows that people who have braces end up with a nice smile. But did you know that a great smile is only one of many benefits of orthodontic treatment? Along with making the front teeth look good, your university trained orthodontist is also making sure the back teeth all fit and work properly. People with a “bad bite” are more prone to having gum problems, TMJ problems and adverse wear of their teeth. Straight teeth not only look good, they function better and will last longer. Also, your dentist can do a better job of restoring and replacing teeth when the teeth are straight. There is no age limit for orthodontic treatment. As long as the teeth and gums are healthy, anyone can benefit from braces. Today there are many options for straightening your teeth. Traditional braces are much smaller than they were in the past and the forces used are much gentler. Treatment with Invisalign aligners is an option that many people are choosing today. Invisalign aligners are removable therefore there are no diet restrictions, brushing and flossing don’t change and there is much less discomfort. And of course they are practically invisible. The cost and treatment time with Invisalign is similar to traditional braces. If you are not happy with your smile or bite then you owe it to yourself to see what the possibilities are. The process of getting straight teeth is easier and more convenient than ever.