The Importance of Orthodontics


Many people make the mistake of thinking that if they are okay with the look of their smile and that they do not need to see an orthodontist. Unfortunately, this not the case and causes many people to live with painful or inaccurate chewing or possibly difficulty speaking. Straight teeth do more than provide you with a pretty smile, they make it easier to talk, bite and chew your food. Even if you think you do not need to seek orthodontic care, it might be worth a consultation to see what is going on in your mouth that you might not be aware of.

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No Age Limit

You only get one chance at healthy teeth and gums, which means it is well worth the effort it takes to keep them in good shape. Typically orthodontic care is done as a child or teen in order to reap the greatest benefits, but there is no age limit on who can actually receive care to make their teeth as straight as possible.

A Brighter Future

Many adults who remember the days of head gear and other restrictive orthodontic appliances quietly shy away from seeing an orthodontist, despite the state of their smile. Today, however, orthodontics have greatly changed giving everyone many choices, including clear aligners that make braces less noticeable for those who might feel embarrassed.

If you feel as if you suffer from teeth that are not as straight as they could be, have difficulty chewing or biting your food, trouble with your speech or simply do not like the look of your smile, it is well worth scheduling a consultation to see how we can help you make your teeth straighter and more comfortable.
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