The goal of National Orthodontic Health Month is to create awareness about orthodontics as it is such an essential part of your overall dental and physical health.
A lot of people think of bulky metal braces when they think of Orthodontics, but today’s braces are typically smaller and more comfortable to wear than braces of even ten years ago. At SmilesForever Orthodontics, we have many more options available including clear ceramic braces with tooth colored arch wires and clear removable braces (Invisalign).
The purpose of orthodontic treatment is to create a healthy bite — straight teeth that properly meet opposing teeth in the opposite jaw. A good bite makes it easier for you to bite, chew and speak.
Also, when your teeth are not evenly spaced and straight there will be hard-to-reach areas that aren't receiving proper cleaning treatment. As a result, plaque and tartar can build up unnoticed. Over time, improper cleaning can lead to gum disease, tooth decay and even possible tooth loss. Healthy bites equal strong, beautiful and confident smiles!
Now is the perfect time to celebrate orthodontics in your family. You can easily do this in a few ways:
- Come in to see Dr. Gilbert and Dr. Wells for your complimentary consultation!
- Avoid the treats that can play tricks on your braces and don’t scare our orthodontists! For Halloween give out healthier treats. Sugar free candy is still yummy and a fantastic alternative. Handing out braces-friendly candy means following Dr. Gilbert’s and Dr. Wells’ rule of nothing hard, crunchy, sticky or chewy!
- Carve a braces-wearing pumpkin!
- Make a silly scarecrow wearing braces.
If you have questions about orthodontics you are welcome to come into our office for a complimentary consultation. Simply call us or click here to request an appointment. We will be more than happy to discuss how we can assist you and your family with your orthodontic needs. Also, we have found that October is a great month to get started on a new beautiful and confident smile before the busy holiday season is upon us!