There is a reason why orthodontic treatment is a common step in the lives of many people, and it’s not just for cosmetic purposes.

Orthodontic treatment is about much more than a beautiful smile. While one of the goals of orthodontic treatment is to create a more cosmetically appealing smile, that is far from the only goal. A straighter smile is also a healthier smile. Orthodontic treatment should result in both improved aesthetics and function.

Crooked, crowded and misaligned teeth are harder to clean properly, which increases a patient’s risk for decay and gum disease. When your teeth are not aligned properly, it can be harder for your toothbrush to adequately clean in between teeth and for floss to fit into crowded places. Decay and gum disease don’t just wreak havoc on your smile, but can also be dangerous to your overall health, as well. Gum disease has been linked to serious medical conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, and increased risk of stroke.

A misaligned bite places improper wear on the teeth. This can lead to breaking, chipping and cracking of the teeth, which can lead to the necessity of expensive restorations. It can also cause issues with speaking and chewing. Additionally, patients with misaligned smiles can experience jaw, neck and head pain associated with the imbalance of pressure placed when biting down. Orthodontic treatment can prevent these more serious issues from arising later.

Orthodontic treatment can also transform lives. At Pavlo Orthodontics we work hard to create beautiful, lasting smiles that patients want to show off. A new smile can increase a patient’s self-esteem and help them face the world with confidence. Because a smile is often the first thing others notice in us, we work hard to ensure our patients have smiles they love to flash.

Braces today are more efficient and effective than ever before, helping patients achieve their ideal smiles more comfortably and quickly than braces of the past. Pavlo Orthodontics offers a host of treatment options for our patients, ranging from standard metal braces, self-ligating braces, clear and ceramic braces, and Invisalign.

If you’ve been putting your orthodontic treatment off, there is no time like the present to discover how braces can transform your health and confidence. Orthodontic treatment can help ensure your smile is ready to tackle all the world has to offer.