There are way more reasons to smile than there are reasons not to smile. However, some people just may not feel comfortable with the smile they’ve grown into. Fortunately, there are tried & true methods paired with revolutionary dental technology our Scranton orthodontist works with. Using these options, Casey Dental will start to get you and your family the smile they’ve always wanted.
The Serious Medical Risks of Not Straightening Your Teeth
There are obvious aesthetic benefits of having straightened teeth. Straighter looking teeth are a large component of what factors into a good smile. However, opting not to get braces can prove to be costly later in life medically speaking.
It’s a lot easier for someone to take care of their teeth when they are straight. You’re able to ensure your toothbrush & toothpaste covers the entire surface of the toothbrush. However, if you’re not getting certain areas of your teeth reliably in brushing, you put yourself at risk for these items including but not limited to the following:
- Certain Types of Cancer including Human Papillomavirus
- Gum Disease
- Complications in Pregnancy
- Tooth Loss
- Erectile Dysfunction
The Benefits of a Perfect Smile
Some people may not feel comfortable with their smiles since it is not straight leading them to smile. As you can see, choosing not to smile could actually be costing you lots of important benefits. Some benefits of smiling are including but not limited to:
- Making you seem more confident to others
- It helps to reduce stress and helps with heart health.
- Makes you live longer
- Smiling makes people look more attractive than if they wore makeup
Given all of these scientifically-backed reasons, why else wouldn’t you want to get your teeth straightened? Surely there are some concerns that can be addressed.
How Orthodontists Can Achieve a Better Smile
Now there are more ways than ever orthodontists can use to straighten smiles for people. At Casey Dental, we have a couple of tried and true methods to get you the smile you’ve always wanted.
Braces are a traditional tooth straightening method used for both adults and children. Braces help to straighten out crowding in the teeth by widening the palate of the mouth. There may be some slight pain once the braces are put on. However, this pain goes away as one becomes more used to having the braces in. As a parent, if your child is showing signs of tooth crowding and they’re between the ages of 7 to 15, that’s the best time to get braces. However, it’s never too late to get braces if you’re an adult.
Invisalign Clear Aligners
Braces are a time tested method of getting teeth straightened. The main issue can be the look of the braces. Fortunately, there have been advances in modern dentistry allowing for clear teeth aligners. Invisalign has established itself as the premier clear teeth aligner brand.
Invisalign customizes your entire treatment plan for your mouth. If you need to fix cases such as overbite & underbite, gap teeth, and more. They’re great because they work invisibly (hence the name), and on your schedule. You don’t really need regular upkeep with Invisalign in the same way you need with braces. Check out Casey Dental’s page on Invisalign for more information.
How a Scranton Orthodontist at Casey Dental can help?
Casey Dental’s giant facility located minutes away from Scranton is unique. We house all sorts of dental specialties under one roof. Whether you need teeth whitening, teeth implants, or alignments, we have you covered. If you’re looking to save on orthodontic treatments, check out our OrthoClub. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to discuss your options.