Posted on August 2, 2023
Some of the most common types of orthodontic treatment include braces, Invisalign, and retainers. Orthodontic treatment is best known for helping give patients straight teeth. But, this is not the only power that these types of treatments possess. They can actually do other things for a patient as well. Read on to learn more about the different ways that orthodontic treatment and devices can transform lives, one smile at a time.
The number one way that orthodontic devices can transform lives is by helping patients get straight teeth. Braces and Invisalign can help shift and move teeth. This can help to move teeth so that gaps get closed or help to create space between teeth that are overcrowded. This helps give you a straighter, more perfect smile.
Unless you have lived with dental imperfections, you may not realize just how badly your self-confidence can be damaged by your teeth. You may feel ashamed to smile or may not want to talk or sing in front of people. Orthodontic treatment can improve your appearance, which in turn can boost your self-confidence. You may find yourself wanting to smile or converse with others more frequently.
Lastly, orthodontic treatment can actually help to eliminate pain or treat major dental issues. Orthodontic care is not simply for aesthetic reasons. According to a National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, about 15% of the US population have orthodontic problems that are severe enough to affect their ability to function normally. This can leave someone in pain or can lead to dental problems down the road. Correcting these issues can minimize or eliminate pain or other major dental problems.
It is strongly recommended that you bring your child to an orthodontist as soon as you notice that they do not have straight teeth, or before the age of seven. Many studies have come out showing that it is easier to move teeth in patients when they are still young. If you are looking for help straightening your child’s teeth, or your own teeth, we can help. Call us today and schedule an appointment to start the process of transforming your smile and your life.