Whether you are a regular resolution-maker or 2020 is the year you’ve decided to make a promise to do something good for yourself, your orthodontist has a suggestion for self-improvement: Get straight teeth. You can opt for discreet Invisalign or can’t-miss-me metal braces, but the result will be the same: a gorgeous, straight, healthy smile.
What’s So Great About Straight Teeth?
Certainly, there is something to be said for a smile that’s quirky. You have a few crooked teeth or some lovable gaps or overlapping. If you don’t love your quirks, however, there is no reason to suffer with them. Orthodontics can make all the difference for many people.
If you simply consider your smile misaligned and unattractive and not at all cute and interesting, braces should definitely be on your radar. Straight teeth not only make your smile and you look better, they improve your confidence too.
Perhaps the biggest benefit of straight teeth is the boost to self-esteem. An aligned smile looks good, and people who know they have good smiles aren’t afraid to use them. You want to be one of those people, so go ahead and resolve to make it happen, with braces from your Woodinville orthodontist.
How to Decide What Braces Are Right for You
You’ve already made the hardest and most important decision/resolution – to get braces. Now, your orthodontist is ready to help you narrow things down in determining which type of braces are best. Here are some questions to ask when you’re talking about orthodontics:
- What food restrictions will I have, if any?
- Will the braces hurt?
- How often do I need to make an office visit?
- Do I need special cleaning tools?
- How long will I have to wear braces?
- Am I eligible for Invisalign?
- Can I change the color of my braces?
The type of braces you’re eligible for will depend on many factors, like:
- Whether teeth are still erupting.
- The problems being treated, whether misalignment or overbite or underbite or otherwise.
- Where your teeth are now and where they need to move to.
- Your budget.
- Your timeline.
Some patients have straightforward orthodontic treatment. Others have more complex cases that require a certain kind of care, or multiple treatments. Some people are candidates for Invisalign Teen or clear braces, others must wear metal braces.
All your questions will be answered by your orthodontist and, together, you will come to the right decision for your customized orthodontic treatment.
Set Yourself Up for Smiles
Vowing to take good care of your teeth is an amazing resolution to make for yourself. An aligned smile is a healthy smile that is less likely to be plagued by cavities, TMJ problems, jaw clenching and grinding, infections, or other problems.
Make an appointment with Woodinville, Washington orthodontist Dr. Soleil Roberts to talk about straight teeth and the braces that are right for your oral health.