Orthodontic Treatment in Palm Beach
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Why Do I Need Straight Teeth?
The obvious benefits to having straighter teeth is the improvement in your smile’s appearance and your increased self-confidence. But there are unseen benefits as well.
Having teeth that are properly spaced and aligned makes it easier to brush and floss effectively. It also reduces the amount of food that can get trapped in between your teeth. This leftover food is what causes bacteria and plaque buildup, which can lead to cavities.
Top and bottom teeth that don’t meet up properly can also cause jaw pain, speech issues, or can make it difficult to speak clearly.
Braces vs Invisalign
Braces and Invisalign are the most common types of orthodontic treatment. Neither one is better than the other for all patients. Instead, it depends on each person’s situation.
For some, traditional braces make the most sense. They do not have to worry about losing their braces or remembering to wear them because they are permanently attached to their teeth. And braces can fix even the toughest orthodontic issues.
Other patients like using a treatment that is removable and less visible. Invisalign plastic aligners are convenient because there are no food restrictions and patients don’t have to change the way they brush or floss.
Early Orthodontics for Kids
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends children see an orthodontist by age seven. Monitoring them at this age will make the orthodontist aware of any issues that can be fixed while your child’s jaws are still growing.
Kids don’t need to see an orthodontist who only treats children for this early treatment. In fact, there are benefits to taking them to a regular orthodontist right from the start.