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Why Do I Need Orthodontics?

Grand Rapids Orthodontics

Are you considering orthodontics for either you or your child? For children, especially, there can be a narrow window of opportunity for optimal tooth alignment. However, at Armbrecht & Wierenga Orthodontics, we have found that adults can also benefit from our orthodontic services.

Either way, orthodontics can be a big financial investment, which may cause some of our patients to be cautious before pursuing treatment with us. At Armbrecht & Wierenga Orthodontics, we understand that our patients may have budgets to consider, which is why we offer a free consultation.

While orthodontics may seem like a cosmetic fix, having aligned teeth can help you avoid many dental problems. For your convenience, we have listed the top three reasons why our patients seek out orthodontic intervention.

1. To Enjoy a Beautiful Smile

For many of our patients, having a beautiful smile is worth the cost and temporary discomfort of orthodontic treatment. Orthodontics can correct crooked teeth or unsightly gaps that make your smile look uneven. At Armbrecht & Wierenga Orthodontics, we have seen improvements to numerous patients’ self-esteem over the course of many years. 

We believe that everyone deserves a smile they can be proud of. After receiving orthodontic treatment from us, you can smile with confidence knowing that your teeth are both healthy and beautiful.

2. To Improve Chewing

More serious orthodontic issues, such as overbites or underbites, may hinder your ability to chew food properly. Some of our patients may even experience pain from biting down on misaligned teeth. 

Teeth that aren’t properly aligned create extra stress to your jaw, muscles, and teeth. Over time, chewing may cause oral damage, such as tooth breakage, that might require expensive dental care. Orthodontics such as braces or Invisalign can shift your teeth into their most optimal chewing positions to prevent your teeth from grinding against each other when you chew.

3. To Avoid Cavities

Crooked or crowded teeth create perfect opportunities for bacteria to grow, increasing your risk for bad breath, gingivitis, and cavities. If your teeth are crooked, it becomes difficult for you to brush or floss properly. Areas of your smile become neglected over time and can lead to more serious dental problems.

Safeguard your smile by scheduling an appointment with us today. Our experienced orthodontists are more than willing to sit down with you to discuss your orthodontic treatment options. With aligned teeth, you can take care of your smile more easily.

4. To Correct Jaw Pain

If you have temporomandibular joint disorder, orthodontic treatment might be a solution. Orthodontics can gradually move your teeth to their optimal alignment over time, straightening your bite and alleviating added pressure on your jaw. 

These are only a few of the many reasons why people come to us for quality orthodontic care. Ultimately, the choice to undergo orthodontic treatment is up to you. However, it is always worth consulting with your dentist or a potential orthodontist before making any final decisions regarding your oral health. 

At Armbrecht & Wierenga Orthodontics, we always make sure you know what you are getting into before your first day of treatment. By going through your unique care plan, you will have a better understanding of how your smile can drastically improve through orthodontic treatment.

Ready to Make an Appointment?

If your smile is suffering from crooked or crowded teeth, feel free to schedule an appointment with us at our Kentwood or Grandville locations. At Armbrecht & Wierenga Orthodontics, our family orthodontists are familiar with what treatment options will bring about your best smile. Call (616) 455-4800 to make an appointment today.