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, our Grand Rapids orthodontists have also found that adults can benefit from orthodontic services.

Whatever your or your child’s age, orthodontics can be a big financial investment and only seem like a cosmetic fix. This may cause some of our patients to feel apprehensive when it comes to pursuing treatment. In reality, having aligned teeth can help you avoid unwanted dental problems in the long-run.

Here are 4 popular 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 awkward gaps that make your smile look uneven. Thanks to braces or Invisalign® clear aligners, our orthodontists 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 on your jaw, muscles, and teeth. Over time, chewing may cause oral damage, such as tooth breakage, that can lead to expensive dental care and time spent recovering.

Orthodontics such as metal 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 which can unfortunately, 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 individual needs and orthodontic treatment options. With aligned teeth, you can take care of your smile more easily.

4. To Correct Jaw Pain

If you have a temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), orthodontic treatment might be a solution. Orthodontics can gradually move your teeth into proper position over time thus 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 our orthodontists before making any final decisions regarding your oral health.

At Armbrecht& WierengaOrthodontics, 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 you’re embarrassed about crooked or crowded teeth, our orthodontists in Grand Rapids and Grandville, MI, can go over treatment options with you. To get started and schedule an appointment with us, call (616) 455-4800 today.

This blog has been updated.