One aspect of a beautiful, healthy smile is the proper alignment of your teeth. Although veneers can modify the appearance of tooth spacing, tooth size and shape, they are not recommended treatment when teeth are too crowded, turned or the upper and lower teeth do not line up for proper function. This article will help you understand why your Smile Design dentist is recommending realignment of your teeth with Invisalign® treatment or treatment with Six Month Smiles®.
Moving your teeth into proper alignment through orthodontics not only gives you a beautiful smile but also aligns your teeth so your teeth and jaw joints can work more effectively. Your teeth will no longer suffer from excessive forces that prematurely wear down tooth enamel. The proper spacing of your teeth will result in your ability to brush and floss all surfaces of your teeth more easily and thoroughly. Over your lifetime, you will have fewer oral health problems and need less restorative dentistry. The cost savings in dental care can be very significant.
There are health advantages to having orthodontic treatment as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.
When you have a smile makeover, your Smile Design dentist will intentionally plan treatment to improve your oral health and function, as well as the aesthetics of your smile. Your dentist has this intention because the results of treatment will be predictably successful and long lasting when health, function, and aesthetics are taken into consideration together. You want your dental investment to last. You want to minimize future dentistry. And, you want all the health and appearance benefits of your smile makeover can provide.
If the dentist recommends a course of orthodontics, for example, Invisalign treatment, prior to restorative procedures, it’s because the dentist knows this will be in your best oral health interest. Will this make your smile makeover more expensive? Perhaps, your initial investment will be higher, but over your lifetime, your oral health care costs will be reduced. Our hope is that you will take responsibility to preserve your teeth for your lifetime if this is possible… that you will restore damaged and lost teeth before your oral health problems become more complex… and, that you will maintain regular appointments for preventive oral health care. If your Smile Design Dentistry dentist recommends orthodontic treatment as part of your makeover or preventive dentistry plan, listen to understand why this is good for you. Patients who accept recommended orthodontic treatment always love the results.
These treatments are not just for teens. Many adults in Florida choose to improve both their smiles and their oral health with orthodontics. Don’t let age be a barrier to having the smile and health you desire. Give us a call today.