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For most people, a beautiful smile is the most obvious benefit of orthodontics. However, orthodontics is not merely for improving the aesthetics of the smile; orthodontic treatment improves bad bites (malocclusions). Malocclusions occur as a result of tooth or jaw misalignment. Malocclusions affect the way you smile, chew, clean your teeth or feel about your smile. Ultimately, orthodontics does more than make a pretty smile—it creates a healthier you.
What’s the best age to visit the orthodontist?
If you want to improve the look and feel of your smile, then any age can be a great age to see the orthodontist. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children first visit an orthodontist around the age of 7. Orthodontic treatment is not exclusive to children and teens. Did you know that about one in every five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21?
Braces aren’t just for teens.
Research shows that 74% of Americans, adults included, could benefit from straighter teeth. It’s not just for a pretty smile. It’s also essential for good oral health. That’s because crowded teeth are more difficult to clean causing build-up of plaque that causes gingivitis, and may lead to bone loss and periodontal disease. It’s never too late to begin orthodontic treatment. Give us a call today.