4 Reasons Why You Should Visit an Orthodontist in Newmarket

There are more adults wearing braces and seeking orthodontic treatments than ever before

Contrary to popular belief, visiting an orthodontist to correct crooked or crowded teeth isn’t restricted to children and adolescents. Adults, too, can benefit tremendously from orthodontic treatments.

In fact, the number of Canadian adults who are seeking or are interested in orthodontic treatments is at an all-time high. Newmarket residents who are thinking about seeing an orthodontist may do so for several reasons such as:

• To fix crooked or protruding teeth that contribute to an overbite, crossbite, or underbite
• To reduce pain in their teeth or jaws when they eat or to help reduce speech problems
• To correct breathing-related problems that lead to snoring and sleep apnea
• To replace missing teeth or fix gaps or spaces between their teeth

How Orthodontists Make Adults Smile

There are four excellent reasons why adults should see an orthodontist:

  • Straight teeth. Not only does having crooked teeth corrected look good and give your self-esteem a boost, but it also makes it easier for you to keep your teeth and gums clean, thereby making them less prone to decay. A beautiful looking smile is terrific but improved oral health is a more important benefit.
  • They help prevent gum disease. Gum disease is the most common dental problem among Canadian adults that, if left untreated, can lead to the loss of teeth. As straight teeth are easier to clean, it gives you an advantage preventing gum diseases like gingivitis.
  • To alleviate jaw-related pain. If your dental midlines don’t match (if your upper and lower teeth don’t line up correctly), or if you grind or clench your teeth in your sleep, it can lead to jaw pain, headaches, and it can damage your teeth.
  • To correct an irregular bite. Whether you suffer from an overbite, crossbite, or underbite, an orthodontist can help bring your teeth into proper alignment.

You Don’t Need a Mouth Full of Metal

Let’s imagine you wisely chose to visit an orthodontist, and he or she recommends you wear braces temporarily to gently and gradually correct your malocclusion (bad bite). What’s the first image that enters your mind? If it’s a teenager with a mouth full of metal and bizarre-looking headgear, perish the thought. Orthodontics have advanced dramatically in the last few decades.

Whether fixed or removable, there more adults wearing braces nowadays, and the braces they are wearing are smaller, tooth-coloured or transparent, are comfortable to wear, and easy to clean.

Don’t be dissuaded from visiting an orthodontist if you have questions or concerns about your teeth and overall oral health. Give us a call. We can help you get that stunning smile you’ve always wanted.

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