By Melanie W. Spears, DDS | Published in the Richmond Navigator
It’s 2015: time to treat yourself this New Year! Is there anything about your smile that bothers you? Often orthodontics is a solution for many aesthetic dental issues, such as crowding, spacing, or teeth sticking out.
An improved appearance of the smile is only one of the benefits of orthodontics; there are also many health benefits. Aligning the teeth makes them easier to clean, therefore reducing the risk of cavities and gum disease. Orthodontics can also provide a more balanced bite for improved function. Last but not least, orthodontics can enhance your overall well-being. Adults report that life is more stressful when you are embarrassed to smile for fear of judgement. Having an attractive smile can help you face your career and your personal relationships with confidence!
“What will others think?” “How will I look?” “Am I too old?” These are all questions adults often ask themselves when they think about traditional orthodontic treatment. Set your preconceived notions aside – it’s never too late! There are more alternatives to traditional braces than ever before. Clear brackets and Invisalign are less noticeable but effective options to meet your orthodontic treatment needs.
Invisalign aligners are clear, making it difficult to tell that you are wearing them. The aligners are smooth and comfortable, and have no food restrictions, as you can take your aligners out to eat. Invisalign fits conveniently into your busy lifestyle since treatment time is often shorter and fewer visits are needed. Although people may not notice your aligners, they will notice that your teeth are looking nicer and you are smiling more!
Our Virginia Family Dentistry orthodontists are in the top one percent of all North American providers. Being among the most experienced providers, we cna bring you the newest innovations in Invisalign, including the iTero digital scanning system. iTero scanners take a 3-D digital scan of your teeth, eliminating the need for messy impressions. The scanner offers a fast and comfortable record-taking experience that also gives a more precise fit of your Invisalign aligner.
Are you an Invisalign candidate? It is true that not everyone can be treated optimally with Invisalign. You may have been told in the past that you weren’t a candidate but with the latest advances in Invisalign materials and methods you may now be eligible. Your orthodontist will discuss your treatment options at your complimentary consultation. Call our office for your complementary orthodontic evaluation today.