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3 Things Everyone Should Know About Orthodontic Treatment


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If you’re looking to transform your smile, orthodontic treatment is an excellent path to take! At Advanced Family Dental & Orthodontics, we’re proud to offer multiple options for straightening your teeth and enhancing your smile. There’s so much information about the benefits of orthodontic treatment that we’d like to share with you. However, if we had to narrow it down, these would be our top three key points that every patient should know!

1. There is no universal age to get orthodontic treatment.

There is no clear, universal age in which everyone should get orthodontic treatment—it completely depends on the person! Some children can begin their orthodontic treatment as early as age seven, while others should wait until age fourteen or fifteen. Also, adults who have not had orthodontic treatment in the past may choose to do so at a later age! We have plenty of orthodontic options of adults who want to straighten their teeth both effectively and discretely. The best way to plan treatment for you or your child is to visit one of our Advanced Family Dental & Orthodontics offices for a consultation.

2. There are great alternatives to braces.

While metal braces are the most popular treatment for those who want to straighten their smile, we offer multiple orthodontic systems that you can choose from. Invisalign is a great system for both teens and adults, as they use a series of clear, custom-made trays to align your teeth quickly and discreetly. Express Smiles™ hides clear or tooth-colored brackets behind the teeth, and can straighten your teeth in a fraction of the time of regular braces. If you would like to transform your smile without an orthodontic device, you might consider a cosmetic dental procedure instead! We offer both veneers and Snap-On Smile devices to enhance your smile painlessly and efficiently.

3. There are many reasons to consider getting orthodontic treatment.

While straighter teeth are great for a confidence boost, there are actually a number of health benefits to having orthodontic treatment as well! Straight teeth are easier to clean, which allows you to prevent a host of issues such as tooth decay, gum disease, and more. Misaligned teeth can also cause jaw problems down the line, so you might experience migraines, jaw pain, tightness in the neck, and even earaches as a result. Finally, crooked teeth are also more susceptible to damage. Not only do they wear unevenly, but protruding teeth are more exposed to trauma—which means you could be paying to fix a broken tooth down the line. Ultimately, straighter teeth are healthier teeth!

Are you ready to straighten your smile, boost your confidence, and improve your oral health? We’re here to help! To schedule your orthodontic consultation, call Advanced Family Dental & Orthodontics today.

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