Properly aligned teeth are a prerequisite to a happy and healthy smile. While many people believe that orthodontic treatment is only for kids and teenagers, adults often need to have their teeth aligned as well. The doctors and the team at Pure Dental Care in West Palm Beach have helped countless patients improve their smiles.
Benefits of orthodontic treatment
Most patients ask about orthodontic treatment because they want to improve the appearance of their smile and boost their self-esteem. However, the benefits are not only cosmetic. Properly aligned teeth improve your oral health as well. Teeth that are crooked can cause pockets where food can become trapped, which leads to cavities and gum disease. Furthermore, misaligned teeth can cause abnormal wear of the tooth enamel, headaches, and jaw pain.
During your initial examination with our dental team, the doctor will evaluate the extent of your misalignment and discuss your treatment options.
Orthodontic treatment options
Many people equate orthodontic treatment with brackets and wires. While traditional braces are effective, there are other options that many adults prefer such as Clear Correct and Invisalign, which make the treatment less noticeable. With these options, patients wear clear alignment trays that gently shift the teeth into their proper position. Because the trays can be removed for eating and brushing, patients don’t have to give up their favorite foods or attempt to brush their teeth around brackets and wires. This treatment can work for individuals with major or minor misalignment as well as bite issues, spacing and crowding of teeth.
For more information about your orthodontic options, call Pure Dental Care at (855) 883-0355.