Could You Benefit from Orthodontic Treatment?

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Orthodontic treatment isn’t just for obtaining straight smiles, it is also about obtaining healthy smiles. If you want your teeth to be as healthy as possible, then you should consider straightening them. Straighter teeth are teeth that generally have fewer problems—especially when it comes to your risk for tooth decay. Crooked teeth and bite problems can do more than interrupt your smile. They can cause gum disease, create tooth wear, increase your risk for tooth injury and cause chewing difficulty. Crooked teeth can even cause you bad breath and can impair your cardiovascular health. A straighter smile will improve your health and increase your confidence. Consider all of these factors to determine if you could benefit from orthodontic treatment via braces today!

The Undesirable Effects of Crooked Teeth

Crooked teeth and bite problems aren’t just a cosmetic issue. They can cause gum disease, premature tooth wear, augment your risk for tooth injury and disrupt normal chewing habits. Jaw pain and disorders are common with crooked teeth because of the imbalance present when chewing and grinding your food. Crooked teeth trigger symptoms of bad breath because food gets trapped more easily and is harder to remove. This hard-to-remove food lingers creating sticky plaque and enamel-eating bacteria. (This bacteria creates the odor that gives you bad breath.)

Crooked teeth can foster tooth decay and wreak havoc on your day-to-day confidence. No one should hide his/her smile because they are self-conscious about the look, color or shape of teeth.

The Oral Health and Overall Health Connection

Straightening teeth offers many benefits to your overall dental health, according to the American Dental Association. Orthodontic treatment through braces or the Invisalign system correct misaligned bites and jaw problems, as well as straighten the teeth. A child’s ability to speak correctly, chew, bite, eat, and perform common everyday actions is improved through correcting common orthodontic issues such as: overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite and more.

There is More to Smiling Than You May Realize

In a recent study conducted by Invisalign, they reported that a straighter smile made a person feel and look more confident. The study also reported that a straighter smile through orthodontic treatment produced peer perceptions that the person was successful, happy, attractive, and trustworthy–all from straightening a smile! But beyond this, straight teeth also help with the fight  against gum disease and tooth decay.  

The Fight Against Tooth Decay & Periodontal Disease

Why should you take tooth decay seriously? If not treated, tooth decay can cause pain, infection, and tooth loss. Do we have your attention?

Tooth decay is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases in both children and adults. However, tooth decay can be avoided with proper oral hygiene. You can lower your risk for tooth decay significantly if you straighten your teeth through orthodontic treatment.

Tooth decay is the erosion of your tooth enamel over time. The enamel of your tooth is the hard outer layer of the teeth. It is strong, but can become weakened over time because of plaque. Plaque is an acidic substance that is a combination of sugars in the food you eat mixed with bacteria in the mouth. Plaque can erode the enamel of a tooth, eventually creating openings in the teeth where it can seep in and cause decay and cavities.

Tooth decay that has severely progressed leads to gum disease.  Decayed teeth cause your gums to recede from the teeth, which can ultimately lead to teeth falling out as well as weaken the bone structure around the missing teeth. Nobody wants that!

Lower your risk for gum disease with orthodontic treatment! Straightening your smile can do so much more than just increase your confidence; it can literally improve your health!

The Invisalign Difference

Dental technology of the 21st-century brings you several different methods for straightening your teeth. Traditional metal braces are still an option, but there are other, more discreet, subtle options as well.  

At Family and Cosmetic Dentistry of the Rockies we offer our patients  Invisalign for their orthodontic needs.  This transparent-aligner system is perfect for some of our patients because it allows them to obtain straighter smiles without having a mouth full of metal.

Invisalign incorporates a series of custom-made transparent aligners that are custom-made for your teeth and mouth shape. Your doctor will use a digital scanner to create 3D images of your teeth that will then help make your aligners. Every 1-2 weeks, you will receive a new pair of removable, transparent aligners that will gradually shape the teeth into that perfect smile you have always wanted.

Patients love Invisalign because the straightening apparatus is nearly undetectable!  They also like that aligners can be removed for eating, drinking, sports activities and cleaning the teeth. (For best results, wear your aligners for 20-22 hours each day.)

Invisalign is the preferred orthodontic treatment option for adults and teens that want to discreetly straighten their smile.

Are You a Candidate for Orthodontic Treatment?

Find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign treatment and fast-track your smile to balanced beauty! Start reaping the many benefits a straighter smile can offer you. The confidence you can exude today with targeted orthodontic treatment will improve your health and your overall wellness.

If you want to know if you are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment, call our office today. To schedule your appointment, contact our Family & Cosmetic Dentistry of the Rockies office at (970) 223-8425!