A Guide to Orthodontics
Having straight teeth is just one perk to having a confident smile. Orthodontist agree that teeth, when properly aligned, are easier to keep clean and have far less gum problems. Teeth that aren’t aligned properly can lead to headaches, but also speech problems. Not only is properly aligned teeth important for speech, but they are also critical when it comes one’s ability to chew and eat. Good health and a beautiful smile are just a few perks to properly aligned teeth. The only problem with attaining straight teeth is wearing braces for many years. Due to leaps in orthodontic technology, there are various options when it comes to aligning teeth.
One of the most dreaded things about braces, especially for teenagers, is how unappealing and noticeable they are. The other choice to conventional braces is ceramic ones. Not only does ceramic braces align teeth, but they are far less noticeable because they match the color of teeth. Listening to an orthodontist’s instructions can prevent issues with staining and discoloring when it comes to ceramic braces.
Another downside to traditional braces is the pain and discomfort. Uncomfortable pressure is placed on the teeth after routine tightening. There is also a different brace system that doesn’t use ties like traditional dental braces. Teeth are gently aligned without necessary routine tightening like traditional braces. A major advantage of Invisalign is being able to remove the aligners when you need to eat, or brush your teeth. Now that there is no hassle in daily tasks such as eating and brushing, the Invisalign aligners should and can be removed for those type of daily tasks.
There has been many advances from the headgear and dental braces in orthodontics. Every treatment has a set of pros and cons when it comes to alignment. Ask your local orthodontist to help you find the right option that will fit you. The end results at the end of each treatment will be aligned teeth, a happy smile, and improved health.