When you get an extra day in your year, you have 24 more hours to make a big decision. If you have considered aligning your teeth, closing gaps, fixing your bite, or correcting crowded teeth, Leap Day 2024 is a great time to say yes to braces. On February 29, prioritize the health of your smile and schedule an appointment with an orthodontist, or sign off on the braces you’ve long been considering.
Feeling self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth can easily get in the way of your love life. You must love yourself and feel good about yourself to present your best self to others. When teeth are the complaint, orthodontics are the solution. Let us count the ways braces can improve your chances at finding lasting love.
When people think about orthodontics, they may only think about straight teeth, but your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body. The alignment and health of your teeth and bite affects overall well-being. Believe it or not, getting braces or Invisalign can improve overall wellness and correct health problems.
Your orthodontist knows that most of their patients are none too thrilled about getting a retainer. You’ve been wearing metal braces or Invisalign for a year or more and just want to be done already. Your feelings are understandable. But teeth alignment is a lifelong commitment and, besides, there are plenty of reasons to love your retainer.
Whether you like or dislike New Year’s resolutions, we all find ourselves making them occasionally, whether we voice the intention to others or not. If the state of your teeth has long been a source of distress for you, make this the year to change your smile with Invisalign. Here are just some good reasons why this clear orthodontic treatment can be the best resolution you’ve ever made.
Orthodontics are always associated with teens, but it’s never too late for parents to find out if they too qualify for orthodontic treatment. When you want a straight smile, you should have it. It’s very likely there are braces that will deliver the treatment and results you’ve long been envisioning. Even better if you and someone you love can get braces together.
A palatal expander is the first step of orthodontic treatment for many young patients. This appliance allows for the alteration of a child’s jaw growth, so it is in the right place, comfortable, and creates enough room for erupting permanent teeth to be guided into proper alignment. After a year or two – a time during which the mouth continues to develop on its own – it will be time to talk about full braces.
Anyone who has ever had Invisalign treatment knows the many benefits of this orthodontia, from the discreet aligners to the minimal restrictions. People who are on the fence about investing in clear aligners, however, sometimes take convincing. Here are some of the many reasons to be thankful for Invisalign for adults and Invisalign Teen.
Not all vampires have fangs. According to folklore and modern novelizations there are plenty who don’t. If we’re talking good old Dracula though, sharp, long, pointy canine teeth are the norm. What if your own canine teeth are the opposite? What if they are high in your mouth and not at all where “vampire” teeth are supposed to be? Enter braces, a solution for mortals who want a symmetrical smile.
Everyone who has braces will have a retainer. No exceptions. No returns. No negotiations. Retainers are a must-have after any type of orthodontic treatment. They keep newly aligned teeth in place so those months and years of hard work aren’t for nothing. Adjusting to a retainer, though, isn’t easy for every orthodontic patient. Get the scoop on how to cope when you reach this milestone.