If you’re an adult with crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth or a misaligned bite, then you likely feel like you’re caught between a rock and a hard place. You’d love to have your teeth straightened, but you just can’t imagine having to wear braces and go to work with them for years at a time. At New England Kids Pediatric Dentistry, General Dentistry and Orthodontics, we completely empathize with this. Despite being mainly a pediatric practice, we actually have a orthodontist on staff who’s ready and able to serve patients of all ages, Dr. Reema. Whether your child is a patient with us or not, she can help you find the perfect treatment that will effectively straighten your smile while not making you feel self-conscious. Ready to get started? Then all you need to do is contact us today for a consultation.
Do I really need straight teeth?
Perhaps everything we just said sounds great, but now you have another little voice in your head, “Do I really need to straighten my teeth? Won’t it just provide a cosmetic benefit? Is that really worth the time and expense?”
A lot of adults feel this way, and in one way, they’re right: straightening the teeth and achieving a beautifully straight smile will bring about a tremendous cosmetic benefit. What most do not consider, however, is how a straighter smile is often healthier smile as well.
Why straighter teeth are healthier
When the teeth are crooked and crowded, this can make many areas of them hard to reach and nearly impossible to clean while brushing. These surfaces accumulate plaque, and eventually, they can develop into cavities, which are much more prominent among people with misaligned teeth. Plus, crooked teeth often lead to a misaligned bite, which can cause them to grind together and prematurely wear themselves down. A crooked bite can even strain the sensitive jaw joints and the surrounding muscles, leading to chronic pain in the face and head. Straightening the teeth can help avoid and alleviate all of these issues, all the while giving you a smile you’ll love to show off.
Treatments Just For You
Our practice is happy to offer treatments that are perfect for today’s working adult. With clear/ceramic braces or Invisalign, you can get the treatment you need without having to worry about your daily appearance. You’re no longer committed to just getting metal braces if you’re considering orthodontic treatment—you now have a choice of options that can perfectly fit your wants, needs, and budget.
Which one is right for you? To find out, all you need to do is schedule a consultation with Dr. Reema. She’ll examine your teeth and go over your options so you can find the treatment that feels right for you.