If you never had the chance to receive braces as a child, you likely understand how crooked and misaligned teeth can negatively affect your self-esteem. Healthy Smiles Dental Care is happy to offer a number of orthodontic options that patients young and old can take advantage of. With your personalized treatment, you can enjoy the benefits of a healthy and beautiful smile. To set up your next consultation, give us a call at our Chelsea office!
When we recommend orthodontic treatment, it’s typically because we believe it could help crooked teeth and/or realign the jaw to fix an uneven bite. While the aesthetic benefits are quite clear, it can also help lower your risk for gum disease and tooth decay. This is because straight teeth are generally easier to brush and floss. Of course, you can always pursue traditional metal braces, which have been the standard orthodontic treatment for decades. However, there are other options worth considering as well. Talk to your dentist about your specific smile concerns and we’ll determine the best option for you.
If you’d prefer to avoid traditional braces, we may recommend Invisalign as the next best option. With this orthodontic treatment, which makes use of clear plastic aligners that are worn over your smile, you can shift teeth in a far more subtle manner compared to metal braces. Simply wear the aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day and remove them when you need to practice oral care or eat meals. It’s one of the easiest ways to effectively shift teeth without being forced to make changes to your diet or routine oral care.