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November 20th 2019

6 Reasons to Be Thankful for Braces and Straight Teeth

Braces create gorgeous, healthy smiles for a lifetime. As you give thanks for all the good things in your life this Thanksgiving, consider the benefits that dental braces can offer you if you’re thinking of becoming a Center City orthodontic patient. This time next year, you’ll be thankful for your straight smile and all the benefits that come with it.

1. Beautiful smile

Straight teeth look good, it’s that simple. Braces are miracle-workers for many people who thought they would never get rid of their gapped teeth, crooked teeth, crowded teeth, or overbite. Adults especially, who felt like they may have missed the window for orthodontics, revel in the opportunity to get a straight smile with discreet orthodontic alternatives like Invisalign.

2. Healthy teeth

When teeth are straight, they’re easier to clean. There are fewer hard-to-reach nooks and crannies for food particles to stick in, and thorough flossing and brushing is a breeze. If you maintain your oral health with checkups and teeth cleanings twice a year while taking good care of your smile at home, your teeth should serve you well.

3. Aligned bite

Not only do braces straighten your teeth, they align your bite too – and that’s important for oral health and comfort. When your bite is out of whack, you can suffer from TMJ disorder, which can lead to teeth grinding and clenching, which can result in worn enamel, broken teeth, and damaged dental work.

4. Less dental work

While braces and Invisalign are certainly major investments, in the long run they save you money on dental care. Straight teeth are strong, easier to care for, and ultimately – if you put in the necessary work on your end – that means you are less susceptible to tooth decay and other oral health problems. Think of the time and expense you will save over the course of your lifetime by simply taking care of your teeth, even if that means a year or two of orthodontics.

5. Reduced pain

Malocclusion – the abnormal alignment of the upper and lower teeth and how they fit together – can cause you to bite your cheeks and tongue, have speech problems, or experience discomfort when biting or chewing. Braces move your teeth and bite where they belong so problems like these don’t occur.

6. Improved confidence

The condition of your teeth has a major impact on how you feel about yourself and how others perceive you. If your confidence has always taken a hit because you’re self-conscious about your teeth, braces can give you a boost of self-esteem – especially if you can wear Invisalign and don’t have to be a “metal mouth” throughout your orthodontic treatment. (Teens appreciate this too!)

Are you ready to get the straight smile you deserve? Find out whether you’re a good candidate for Invisalign or another type of dental braces by scheduling a consultation with Drs. Roberts & de Marsche, Philadelphia orthodontists and Invisalign providers located in Center City.

Roberts & de Marsche Orthodontics

William W. Roberts III, D.M.D & Tanja J. de Marsche, D.M.D
Orthodontists in Woodinville WA

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