Each new year, our minds become filled with goals, wishes and resolutions. And, it seems that regardless of what’s on this list, the focus always narrows down to one thing — doing something to improve our lives.This year, try adding something that will last a lifetime — A NEW SMILE!
In addition to creating a straight and beautiful smile, orthodontic treatment can provide benefits that reach beyond aesthetics, including increased self-esteem, an enhanced appearance and a improved health. And, with advancements in technology, techniques and products, starting orthodontic treatment is more convenient and life changing than ever before.
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:
Contact Associated Orthodontists to discuss your oral health, orthodontic options and schedule your complimentary consultation— INCLUDING OUR NEW VIRUTAL OPTION!AO is a participating provider with most major insurance carriers, plus offers flexible and interest-free payment programs!*Source: American Academy of Cosmetic DentistryRelated Articles: