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Finding Room For Your Perfect Smile Through a Visit to Your Thornton Orthodontist

January 31, 2018

In life, it can be hard to find situations that allow us to have our cake and eat it too. Often, there is a give and take required, making it hard to have it both ways. In the past, a trip to your Thornton orthodontist usually meant not being able to have your cake and eat it too, as you would be required to have invasive braces installed on your teeth in order to attain the perfect smile. But this is no longer the case, as there are options available to make it possible to receive orthodontic treatment and not feel bogged down or restrained by your new oral appliance.

Invisalign is the Solution You've Been Waiting For

Previous trips to the orthodontist were intimidating and often brought a sense of dread with them, as it usually meant you would be receiving a device that would be invasive and inconvenient as a way to achieve a straighter smile. The concept of adjusting your teeth to a more correct position was not one filled with positivity, as you would have to suffer through months on end of discomfort and unease due to your mouth being full of metal.

With the advent of invisalign, this is no longer the case, as it offers the most discreet and advanced orthodontic system in the world, with advances in effectiveness far beyond that of other clear aligners. Invisalign is produced from SmartTrack material, and as a result offers the patients a more precise fit for each individual mouth.

By visiting your Thornton Orthdontist, you are able to receive treatment that is not other effective, but is also much less painful than traditional treatments. The process of maintaining proper and clean oral hygiene is much less of a chore with Invisalign, as you are able to remove your aligner when necessary. Standard braces present a much more challenging situation in regards to oral hygiene and cleanliness.

In regards to ‘having it both ways’, Invisalign procedures offer patients the ability to receive orthodontic treatment, but with a reduced need for constant orthodontic appointments. On average, you are only required to see your local orthodontist about every four to six weeks. This makes the act of receiving treatment less of a burden, and frees up your schedule for the things you need to get done.

Finding Space for your Perfect Smile

Oftentimes, teeth straightening procedures can require additional procedures beyond simple straightening. A mouth can sometimes be too crowded, and may require the removal of teeth in order to make room for your newly aligned and straightened teeth.

While this can seem intimidating and painful, orthodontists have the ability to remove a tooth through pain-free extractions. This allows a patient peace of mind, as you can rest easy knowing that even if extractions are required, you will not have to deal with excessive pain or uneasiness. By opting with an orthodontist like Prentice Orthodontics, you can feel rest assured that you are in competent and capable hands, as any extraction will be performed by an experienced and qualified practitioner.

The decision to extract a tooth is not one that you take lightly, and neither do we. We carefully examine x-rays, dental models, and jaw structure to get an accurate assessment of what treatments and procedures will be required. The last thing a person wants to have happen is the unnecessary removal of their teeth. We do everything possible to ensure that the correct treatment is carried out for each individual patient.

Why Straight Teeth is More About just Appearances

We understand that having straight teeth is usually desired for visual appearances, and it is your right to be able to have the best, and most straight teeth as possible. It can be incredibly gratifying to see positive changes to your smile, and this can be a major confidence boost for many people.

Beyond the obvious benefit of having a straighter smile, there are a variety of health benefits to having a straight smile that should make the choice to opt for orthodontic treatment an easier one. Having properly aligned teeth can be an overall net benefit to your oral health.

Swollen, red, and inflamed gums can be the result of having improperly aligned teeth, and can be due to either overly crowded teeth or teeth that are spaced too far apart. By having teeth that are properly aligned, you will allow your gums to be more secure around your teeth. This can allow for your teeth that are adequately strengthened and are defended against periodontal disease.

By opting for Invisalign treatment, you will not only be receiving a more confident smile, but your overall oral health will improve. Your teeth and gums can say a lot about your overall health, as they are often the window into how well the rest of our body is fairing.

Tooth decay and gum disease are caused by bacteria, and can be a devastating development for the health of your mouth. If you do not sufficiently address these problems, they can grow and lead to bigger issues, such as bleeding gums, mouth sores, and even tooth loss. The American Dental Association has studied this problem extensively, and has found that poor dental health can eventually lead to much larger health issues, including pneumonia, heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.

These are very serious health issues that should not be taken lightly, and by taking good care of your oral health, you will reduce the chances of further health complications. Choosing to go with teeth straightening treatment will be a smart decision in the long run. It can reduce any difficulties you may be having with chewing, jaw pain, improper biting, and speaking. It can also lessen the need for intensive oral cleaning, as straighter teeth will be easier to clean, and will lead to a mouth that is much healthier as a result.

If you are interested in finding out more information regarding Invisalign treatments or have any questions regarding orthodontic services, contact Prentice Orthodontics and one of our smiling associates will be happy to assist you. We look forward to serving you and providing the best care for your teeth in the new year.