Orthodontic Fact #11

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For the Ancient Greeks, teeth-straightening was no picnic. In fact, it could be downright painful and not particularly successful. Fortunately, twenty-first century orthodontia is much simpler and more effective than the old style. Here are some benefits to having orthodontic procedures done to correct misaligned teeth in modern society.

Braces are fairly comfortable.

Unlike our ancient Greek ancestors, we can have our teeth fitted with wires in relative comfort. It doesn’t take long to get used to the feeling, and soon we forget the wires are even there. Before you know it, it’s time to remove them and enjoy an entirely new and improved appearance with enhanced chewing function by realigned teeth.

Braces are largely unnoticeable.

Invisalign is hardly noticed by observers. It’s an effective procedure for those who want to obscure the fact of having orthodontic work done. Although there are colorful, easy-to-spot wires for kids, many adults prefer the less noticeable kind that are clear and nearly invisible. Patients tend to be less self-conscious and can go about their regular activities with self-assurance.

Braces can make you healthier and more attractive.

An orthodontist can help your teeth become realigned by shifting teeth to fill gaps and turning tilted teeth to their correct position. In addition to Invisalign treatment, the orthodontist may recommend additional procedures such as having wisdom teeth extracted or a dental implant inserted, depending on a patient’s circumstances. Health-wise, teeth that are correctly aligned help to facilitate chewing, which in turns contributes to the digestive process. Well-aligned teeth are less likely to break, tip, or fall out, improving overall eating quality and bodily health.

If you have teeth that are missing, broken, or tipped, make an appointment with an orthodontist for an exam and diagnosis. With effective orthodontic treatment, you could have a whole new smile the twenty-first century pain-free way!  Schedule an exam with the orthodontist to find out if you can benefit from treatment such as Invisalign.