Even though you practice great oral hygiene at home, you have been told by your dentist that you are a high-risk patient for dental problems. How? It could be from your overcrowded teeth.
Have you been noticing more difficulty brushing and flossing between hard to reach, overlapping teeth? Or noticed a bit of discoloration and tartar under those crooked teeth? Straightening your smile could be the best way to improve your oral health.
Here are two different ways to straightening your teeth and improving your overall dental health: Invisalign in Newtown and traditional orthodontics.
Try Tried and True Traditional Braces!
Braces are a tired and true way to realign a smile for years now because of their long-lasting, impressive results. When it comes to improving a crooked smile, uneven bite, or obvious crowding or spacing issues, traditional braces may be the right choice for you.
The three main components that work together to guide your teeth into their correct places are brackets, thin metal wires, and elastics. Traditional brackets and wires give your dentist the control they need to guide your teeth in small increments at a time. This helps your treatment practically painless and pleasant.
You can benefit from your braces cosmetically, but most patients believe this is the only benefit. Straightening your teeth offers other health benefits as well! Some great improvements can be made to your overall oral health such as:
- More effective chewing and speaking abilities.
- Easier to brush and clean in between straightened teeth.
- Alleviate unnecessary wear and grinding.
- Reduce your chances of experiencing an injury from protruding teeth.
Or, Try a Modern Orthodontic Treatment: Invisalign!
Do you have a polished appearance that you would rather not “damper” by wearing metal braces? Invisalign may be the orthodontic option for you.
Invisalign clear braces use a series of practically invisible, removable aligners to straighten your teeth. You wear each set of clear, plastic aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move gradually until they shifting to the correct positions.
Did you know that you may only have to visit the dentist every six to eight weeks? This is one of many benefits that Invisalign offers.
- You experience an immediate boost in confidence knowing that your orthodontic treatment is practically invisible!
- You experience comfortable, gradual straightening from custom-fit aligners.
- You can still enjoy your favorite foods because of the versatility Invisalign offers by being removable.
- You can keep your dental routine simple by removing your aligners to brush and floss your natural teeth.
Orthodontics don’t just straighten your teeth, they improve your overall oral health. If you’re interested in improving the alignment of your teeth, your dentist can help you explore these two options further.
About the Dentists of Newtown
Our dental team at The Dentists of Newtown is committed to providing excellent dental services that will keep our patients coming back for a lifetime. Our team is equipped with a wide array of dental specialists, including those that are experts in orthodontics. If you’re ready to explore the possibility of having a straighter smile, contact an orthodontist in Newtown by dialing (215) 579-9900 for our location on Sycamore Street or (215) 598-0800 for the Durham Road location.