Orthodontics has come a long way in such a short time. Thanks to huge advancements in dental materials and technology, braces are smaller, more comfortable and more efficient in moving teeth than ever. Many of the materials we use were first developed by NASA.
Perceptions and attitudes about braces have changed over the years, but the goal remains the same – to help each patient achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.
Conventional braces are still among the most popular treatment options. Simply, there is no more effective way to move teeth. Due to orthodontic innovations such as invisible braces, different color braces and the ability to change colors during treatment, there are now exciting ways for young patients to customize the appearance of their orthodontic work.
A majority of mothers surveyed on behalf of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) said that today’s orthodontic options and new technologies made their children’s orthodontic experience more enjoyable. Eighty six percent of mothers think braces are cooler today than when they were children, and 69 percent also said wearing braces made their children feel cool. In fact, an overwhelming 81 percent said their children’s experience with orthodontic treatment was either positive or extremely positive.
There are orthodontic solutions for every lifestyle and budget. Fees for orthodontic care vary with the complexity of the treatment, but most insurances cover a significant part of that expense. Please go to our financial section for more information.
With straight teeth, you can bite, chew and speak more effectively. Properly aligned teeth and jaws not only contribute to healthier teeth and gums, they may even alleviate or prevent physical health problems. And let’s face it; teeth that work better tend to look better. An attractive smile is a wonderful asset to display. It contributes to your self-confidence and your self-image, which are important qualities at any age.
Benefits Of Having Straight Teeth & Aligned Jaws
THEY LOOK GOOD
Having a beautiful, symmetrical smile can improve your appearance, confidence and self-esteem.
Correctly positioned teeth are easier to clean, so you’re less likely to have tooth decay or develop gum disease.
THEY WORK BETTER
Teeth are less likely to break. Biting, chewing and speaking is easier. And there’s less strain on the jaw.
With the health benefits, a pleasing appearance and more self-confidence, orthodontic treatment gives people a lot to be happy about. Let our expertise make you smile.