When it comes to an aligned smile, traditionally it was recommended to engage with orthodontics between 11-15 years of age. Of course, it isn’t always possible to have orthodontic treatment during those times, and so it is understandable that more and more adults are engaging in orthodontic correction.
The reasons for pursuing orthodontics can vary, anywhere from crooked teeth, overcrowding or excess spacing between the teeth, or misalignment of the bite. While these can be corrected, those are not the only benefits of an aligned smile. Did you know that improved oral hygiene, and consequently, lower risk of gum disease and tooth decay are a result of having straighter teeth? This is because aligned teeth are actually easier to clean, so you can rid yourself of harmful plaque more effectively.
But that is not all. If you have problems with your jaw, orthodontics can help. Correct alignment of the teeth allows the bite to function properly, benefiting the jaw joints as well as your gums as the bite pressure is more evenly spread out.
Our Sweet Spot Smiles dental team uses Invisalign® to align smiles in Locust Grove, Georgia. With Invisalign®, a series of computer-generated plastic aligners are customized to gradually align the teeth, unlike braces, which use metal brackets, wires, and bands to straighten teeth.
If you would like to know more about aligning your smile with the Invisalign system, please give our team a call at 770-898-8872 to schedule an evaluation. Dr. Linda King will assess your smile to determine if Invisalign is right for you!