Plymouth Orthodontics

Plymouth Orthodontics

Do I Really Need Braces?

What does your smile say about you? For most people, an attractive smile is an important part of the overall impression a person makes. A beautiful smile radiates confidence and projects a positive image about you. A beautiful smile is also a powerful part of looking and feeling your best. Plymouth Orthodontics can make a real difference in your smile.

Our patients typically seek orthodontic treatment for one of the following reasons:

Are you a candidate for orthodontic treatment?

Beyond creating a great smile, orthodontics also improves bad bites or “malocclusions.” A malocclusion occurs when the teeth and/or jaws are not properly aligned. Malocclusions can affect the way you clean your teeth, the way you chew and the way you smile. Oftentimes malocclusions can even affect the way you feel about your smile. The following are some of the malocclusions, which can be successfully treated with orthodontics.

What can happen if malocclusions are not treated?

According to studies by the American Association of Orthodontists, untreated malocclusions may result in a variety of problems. Crowded teeth are more difficult to properly brush and floss, which contributes to tooth decay and gum disease. Protruding teeth are more susceptible to accidental chipping from trauma. Crossbites can result in unfavorable growth patterns and uneven tooth wear. Open bites can result in tongue-thrusting habits and speech problems.

The bottom line, with all the wonderful benefits of successful orthodontic treatment, your investment in orthodontics is an investment in your health and a lifetime of beautiful smiles.