Another common assumption is that braces and orthodontics are only for kids. It is often better to intervene with orthodontics early on while the mouth is still growing, but many adult patients can also benefit. Whether you have issues that have been ongoing or recent changes have caused new issues, orthodontics may be the answer for you.
Most of us have seen the improvement in a person’s smile after braces. But we may not think about the confidence and ease this adds to the conversation for the person with an improved smile. If you are self-conscious about your smile, imagine never having to think about it again. That’s what we want to help you achieve.
In addition to the aesthetic improvement that orthodontics can supply, there are many other health-related benefits. Patients with TMJ and other jaw issues can often retrain their bite so that it lines up more comfortably. Uneven space between teeth, which is also a contributor to tooth decay, can often be painful and cause unnecessary wear on other teeth.
Living with orthodontics
Orthodontics are temporarily used to make lasting changes. The appliances can be uncomfortable, especially as your mouth acclimates to your braces or other orthodontics. Feel free to talk to our staff or Dr. Clarke about ways to alleviate this and things you can do to minimize it. We can also offer tips on any changes you may need to make in your diet and oral health regimen. While there are some challenges, most patients find the benefits far outweigh the temporary inconveniences associated with orthodontics.
Let us be Your Orthodontist
If you need orthodontics in Choctaw Oklahoma, Choctaw Dental would love to be your orthodontist. Call us today to schedule your consultation.