Having a straight smile might actually promise some health benefits, as well!
Yes, it seems pretty obvious that a straighter smile will make you feel more confident and happier, but did you know that it could also improve your oral health? That’s right! If you are living in the Upper East Side, NY and dealing with crooked teeth or a bad bite, then it might be time to consider talking to one of our dental professionals about how orthodontics could help.
How does having a straight smile improve my oral health?
If you are dealing with spacing issues, crooked teeth or severe bite problems then you are at risk for developing cavities or gum disease, as well as excessive wear and tear on healthy teeth. Crooked or overlapping teeth make it difficult to get in between these spaces to remove the plaque and bacteria responsible for decay. But teeth that are straight make it easier to get into all those tight spaces for a more effective clean!
If you are dealing with a severe overbite or underbite then over time you may notice that some teeth experience a lot more wear than others. Teeth that are worn down not only look unattractive but they can become weaker over time and cause cracks or fractures. By correcting your bite issues right away you can prevent these problems down the road.
So, what are my options for getting a straighter smile?
Gone are the days of large metal wires and brackets. Even traditional brave have gotten a makeover so they are more discreet and sleeker. Plus, metal braces are known for correcting a host of dental issues from the simple to the most complex. And they offer a more budget-friendly price tag than other options.
Those teens looking for a less obvious way to straighten their teeth can also opt for porcelain braces. While they may look just like traditional braces with bracket and wires, all components are tooth-colored so they aren’t immediately obvious. Just remember that cleaning them thoroughly is important so that these porcelain braces don’t stain.
For both older teens and adults who really want their orthodontic treatment to go unnoticed it’s time to talk to our Upper East Side orthodontist about Invisalign. These clear, removable aligners are designed to shift teeth into the proper position and can fix a host of mild to more moderate problems.
Have questions about which orthodontic treatment is right for you? Then it’s time you visited our Upper East Side, NY dental office. Sit down with Dr. Chung at Upper East Smiles and decide which treatment will give you the smile you’ve always dreamed about!