If you are considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or someone in your family, you’re not alone. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, five million people wear braces, and a fifth of them are adults. Why is orthodontic treatment so popular among children, teens, and adults alike? Orthodontic treatment has substantial benefits. Read on to learn more:
- Orthodontic treatment will help correct damaging or unsightly dental problems.
Braces correct upper front teeth protrusion, overbite, crossbite, openbite, and dental midline mismatching. Braces can also alleviate aesthetic problems such as crowding (which can also help you avoid tooth extraction), and spacing.
- Orthodontic treatment can help prevent serious health complications.
If untreated, many dental issues can cause other dental problems such as wearing down, cracking, and fracturing teeth. Braces will correct bite problems which, if left untreated, can cause gum recession, early tooth loss, tooth stratification, gum disease, jaw pain and hinge dislocation, misaligned jaw growth, shoulder pain, headaches, sinus pain, and migraines.
- State-of-the-art treatment provides attractive options for braces.
Many adults with less serious dental issues qualify for ClearCorrect, virtually invisible braces which straighten your teeth using a series of clear, custom-made removable aligners.
- Having a healthy smile can boost confidence and self-esteem.
Studies have shown that smiling boosts your mood, relieves stress, and heightens self-esteem. Having a healthy smile and straight teeth will encourage you to show your smile more often.
Oak Creek Dental Care in Columbus, Ohio, offers a wide range of orthodontic services for all your dental needs. We provide IV sedation for anxiety-free procedures in addition to ClearCorrect invisible braces; cleanings and preventative care; cosmetic dentistry such as crowns, fillings, whitening, and veneers; restorations including implants, root canals, crowns, and dentures; and diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease. For more information, please give us a call at (614) 882-5525 today!