Pros to Receiving Orthodontic Care - Hardy Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

Pros to Receiving Orthodontic Care

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Just how important is receiving proper orthodontic care when it comes to a child’s smile? How about an adult’s? Orthodontic care can always benefit a patient, even when it comes to simply reducing the risk for tooth decay, gum disease and tooth loss. We specialize in orthodontic care through many methods such as traditional metal brackets, clear ceramic braces, lingual braces, Invisalign and more. All of these options can benefit a patient when it comes to perfecting a smile.

For children, teeth-straightening can work wonders at boosting self-esteem and self-confidence. For adults, proper orthodontic care can increase confidence as well as improve the way you are perceived by others. There are many pros to receiving orthodontic care and no patient is ever too old to receive a beautiful smile. Let us show you all the pros to orthodontic care and why it’s worth your time to invest in a better smile today!


Pros to Receiving Orthodontic Care

Many people know that seeing the dentist is vitally important to keep your oral health in check. What about seeing the orthodontist? Did you know that orthodontic care can also help you avoid problems with tooth decay and gum disease? Dentists generally recommend orthodontic care to many of their patients because of the benefits it can give you. When the teeth are straighter, they are much easier to clean. Straight teeth are especially beneficial when it comes to flossing in between teeth. Crooked teeth are generally harder to clean. This can lead to problems such as abnormal bite, speech impediments, teeth that fracture easier, and gums that are more prone to gum disease. Gum disease is one of the oral diseases you definitely want to avoid as it causes the gums to recede from the teeth and for the teeth to fall out.


How Your Child Can Benefit

Child orthodontics is becoming more and more popular because of how much it can help your oral health. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that children visit an orthodontist by age 7 to be screened for bite problems. The orthodontist will check for crowded, spaced or crooked teeth at this early age as well as misaligned jaws and the presence of an abnormal bite. With children, the jaw is still moldable and correcting bite and jaw problems are much easier to do.


If your child has trouble biting, chewing, speaking, or other problem with their bite or jaw, child orthodontic care can help correct the problem. This will greatly help your child be more confident in school and at home. Proper orthodontic care can also help reverse speech impairments. Studies have shown that children who receive orthodontic care to correct alignment and bite problems generally are more confident and do better in school. After early orthodontic treatment is completed, your child will most likely receive additional orthodontic services via braces when they are an adolescent. This will correct alignment of the teeth after all the adult teeth have come into the mouth.


How You Can Benefit

Braces are not just for children! More and more adults are choosing to receive orthodontic care each year. About 1/4th of all patients with braces are adults. In modern times, orthodontic care through braces has become a hot commodity. It’s something people are investing in even if their budget barely allows it. The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and more, conducted studies about orthodontic treatment. They found that families are doing all they can to provide orthodontic care for themselves and their children, even if it means going without basic necessities. Why? Because a straighter smile can change your life.
Studies have shown that a straighter smile can make a person more confident not only in their professional life but also in their home and social life. In surveys conducted, people with straighter smiles are perceived to be more confident and successful in a first-impression. They are seen as more attractive and trustworthy. The social, professional and health benefits of orthodontic care truly are vast!


Your Options

We offer the following at our office:

  • Traditional Metal Braces – This option is especially popular among teens and is generally the most economical.
  • Lingual Braces – Also known as “incognito” braces, these braces act like traditional metal braces but they also hide their face from public view. Located along the inside of your teeth, lingual metal braces will work to straighten your teeth much like traditional metal braces.
  • Clear Ceramic Braces – Besides lingual braces, ceramic braces are another option for having the sturdiness of metal braces without all the attention. Ceramic clear braces match the shade of your teeth. Plus, ceramic material won’t stain easy or cause demineralization.
  • Invisalign – This is the stealthiest form of straightening your teeth you can find. Invisalign consists of a series of transparent aligners you change every 1-2 weeks. These aligners are practically invisible. They can be removed for sports, eating and cleaning, and are very simple to clean.


We want all of our patients to receive their orthodontic care in the most comfortable way possible. We offer you many options so you can customize your experience with braces to fit your needs and goals.  Simply choosing to receive orthodontic care is a step in the right direction. To schedule your orthodontic appointment, call our Hardy Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics office today at (720) 887-6003.