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3 Reasons Why Adult Orthodontics Might Be Right for You

October 29, 2017
Posted By: Dr. Heather Gentry
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If you've lived with crooked teeth because you thought braces were for children, it's time you learned about some other orthodontic options available for adults! There are great choices such as Invisalign that can straighten your teeth without the use of brackets and wires, and instead utilizing clear plastic aligners that offer discretion and efficiency. Here are 3 reasons why invisible braces in Charlotte, NC might be right for you!

A Boost to Your Confidence

Even if it's subconscious, you probably tend to hide your teeth if you're not satisfied with their appearance. When you're embarrassed about your smile, it's always on your mind, and it takes a toll on your confidence. Aligning your teeth will give you a smile you've always wanted so you can smile with confidence.

Crooked Teeth Impact Your Oral Health

Did you know that it's not only your confidence being impacted? Teeth that overlap also affect your oral health because they're harder to brush and floss properly. When you're not able to keep your teeth clean, it increases your chances of developing dental issues such as gum disease or tooth decay. Straightening your teeth makes it easier to take good care of your pearly whites.

A Misaligned Bite Affects Your Jaw Joint

When your teeth are crooked, your bite is misaligned, and it can cause a host of issues including:

  • Painful headaches or migraines
  • Facial, neck, and shoulder pain
  • Problems opening and closing your jaw such as locking
  • Popping or clicking of your jaw
  • Bruxism, or clenching and grinding your teeth

If you've lived with crooked teeth, Dr. Heather Gentry can help determine if Invisalign is right for you. There also may be other cosmetic options such as porcelain veneers that could also help you reach your goals for your smile. Scheduling a consultation with Dr. Gentry is the first step in learning more about your options, so give Gentry Dental a call today.

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