- April 15, 2019
You want straight teeth. You also want the people you love to have straight smiles.
You understand straight teeth look nicer, and you may know that this can make it easier to keep your teeth healthy, too.
These are great reasons we want you to know about our orthodontic options at Brandon Family Dental. Whether you are interested in these services for yourself or someone you love, we are happy to help at our Ortonville, MI dental office.
Today, we will touch on three services can get teeth in line.
Call 248-469-0218 to schedule a consultation.
See The Benefits
Orthodontic care doesn’t happen overnight, but the benefits can last a lifetime.
Surveys have shown that having straight teeth can boost your confidence. In addition, research suggests that (fair or not) people with straight smiles are perceived to be friendlier, more attractive, more intelligent, and more successful.
From a health standpoint, it’s easier to clean teeth that are straight and spaced evenly.
When teeth are crooked, crowded, or overlap, you may not be able to effectively remove plaque and tartar by brushing or flossing. Overbites, underbites, and other bite issues can lead to added wear and tear on teeth, too. All of these can be bad for your long-term oral health.
By correcting your alignment, you can clean your teeth easier and improve your odds of staying cavity-free with regular brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings.
The right orthodontic option can vary. Your age, the severity of your alignment issues, and your lifestyle can all play a role in your decision. Keeping that in mind, here are some options we offer:
- Traditional braces — Full-bracket orthodontics use brackets and wires to push and pull teeth where you want them to be. This system has been used to successfully treat crooked smiles for decades. This an option that can work on practically any issue you might have.
- Invisalign aligners — Many adults are hesitant to wear braces for personal and professional reasons. For many of them, Invisalign is a great alternative to brackets and wires. By creating a series of clear, plastic aligners, you can gently push your teeth where you want them to go. This option can work for many teens as well.
- Preventive orthodontics — Before your child’s permanent teeth have erupted, we may be able to address some potential problems before they develop.
In some case, preventive care can reduce the length of time needed to complete orthodontic treatment when a child is older. By making regular visits to our office, we have more opportunities to identify those kinds of issues before they become bigger problems.
Enjoy The Results
Again, orthodontic care isn’t going to change your smile overnight or even over a few weeks. But the sooner you start your treatment, the sooner you can enjoy the benefits of a confident, healthy smile!