Have you ever looked back at your old yearbooks and remembered all of your classmates who had braces?
When you (inevitably) look them up on social media, you find that they’re living their best lives, perfect smiles and all.
Do you find yourself jealous of those people who wore braces during their childhood so that they’d have the teeth of your dreams as adults? You’re not alone, and it’s not too late to get your perfect smile. Braces are just one of the ways to make that happen.
How Can I Get Straight Teeth?
If you don’t want to go the traditional route of metal braces, Invisalign is a perfect alternative. These allow your teeth to slowly shift until they are in the best position to give you the smile of your dreams.
In addition to being invisible, they’re removable. Gone are the days of depriving yourself of your favourite sticky, crunchy, and chewy foods because of your braces.. With Invisalign, you can enjoy (in moderation) that popcorn at the movies and those candy apples at Halloween that you’ve been craving all year. Invisalign makes it easy to brush and floss your teeth like normal.
Invisalign isn’t for everybody, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have straight teeth. If you still aren’t sold on the idea of traditional braces, controlled arch braces are a suitable alternative. They use shared development pathways to straighten your teeth and influence the size, shape, and configuration of some facial features at the same time.
Controlled arch braces can improve symptoms of TMJ and sleep apnea. They do all of this while achieving results 30% faster than traditional braces.
What Are the Benefits of Braces?
Dental professionals recommend braces for many reasons, not just for a smile that you’ll want to show off every day. They contribute to your overall mouth health by correcting misaligned bites and reducing plaque buildup. Braces can provide headache and muscle pain relief, as well as reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.
If you’re ready to take the first steps to being proud of your smile, contact Dr. Andrea Stevens today.