ORTHODONTIC BRACES & INVISALIGN TREATMENT
Straight teeth help an individual to effectively bite, chew and speak. Straight teeth contribute to healthy teeth and gums. Properly aligned teeth and jaws may alleviate or prevent physical health problems. Teeth that work better also tend to look better. An attractive smile is a pleasant result of orthodontic treatment. An attractive smile is a wonderful asset. It contributes to self-esteem, self- confidence and self image–important qualities at every age. A pleasing appearance is a vital component of self-confidence.
A person’s self-esteem often improves as orthodontic treatment brings teeth, lips and face into proportion. In this way, orthodontic treatment can benefit social and career success, as well as improve a person’s general attitude toward life.
You may be surprised to learn that straight teeth are less prone to decay, gum disease and injury. Straight teeth collect less plaque, a colorless sticky film composed of bacteria, food and saliva. Plaque can increase the risk for periodontal (gum) disease. When teeth are properly aligned, and less plaque collects, these risks decline. And when teeth are properly aligned, it’s easier to keep teeth clean. As for injuries to teeth, protruding upper teeth are more likely to be broken in an accident. When repositioned and aligned with other teeth, these teeth are probably going to be at a decreased risk for fracture.
At Lake Nona Dental Group we offer two options for the patient that is interested and in need of orthodontic treatment: Traditional Braces and Invisalign. Both work well to achieve a beautiful, healthy smile. During your consultation we will spend time answering any questions you have about orthodontic treatment and find the solution that is best for you.