The new year is here, and like many, your resolution list is probably filling up. Is joining a gym on top of your list? What about a new job or a dream vacation? Regardless, New Year’s resolutions seem to always boil down to one thing — doing something that will improve your life.
This year, try putting something a little unconventional on your list — a brand new smile! Orthodontic care is a gift that lasts a lifetime, offering an enhanced appearance and multiple health benefits.
Orthodontic Treatment Options
Invisalign® has become a popular choice for those wanting a beautiful smile without the use of metal braces. This cutting-edge product straightens teeth by using a series of custom-made, invisible liners that gradually shift teeth into place. The best part of this system is that it is virtually invisible, and because the trays are removable, oral care is easier and there are no restrictions on diet. The revolutionary Damon® System Braces allow for simpler and faster treatment. Its design requires less adjustments so appointments can be spaced out. Plus, the appliances are discreet, comfortable and easy to keep clean, making it the perfect option for busy adults and children alike.
Studies continually show a strong link between oral health and disease. While tooth decay and gum disease continue to be the most common, others like cardiovascular disease, dementia, respiratory infections, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis all have links to poor oral care. When teeth are not properly aligned, there are more areas where food and bacteria can collect — leading to the increased plaque and bacteria linked to many of these illnesses.Additionally, unaligned teeth can place undue stress on the jaw, which can lead to problems with the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ), jaw and neck pain, as well as weakened teeth and an increased risk for chipped or broken teeth.
The power of a great smile can also have other physical, mental, emotional and social benefits:
Start your new smile, TODAY! Contact Associated Orthodontists to discuss your oral health, orthodontic options and to schedule your complimentary consultation. AO is a participating provider with most major insurance carriers, plus offers flexible and interest-free payment programs.
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