Oral health is a comprehensive piece of overall health and wellness. Without yearly checkups with a trusted orthodontist, you may suffer from, or continue to suffer from a range of health issues such as gum disease, improper chewing and food digestion, as well as difficulty speaking properly.
By investing in orthodontics, such as wearing braces or using other oral health materials daily, your teeth can be straightened in no time.
Although there are obvious health risks often associated with not investing in oral health, there can also be effects to self-esteem and confidence as well. Having a crooked or misaligned smile may cause people to refrain from smiling. Large spaces between the teeth, as well as protruding front teeth can be embarrassing, especially for adults.
The ADA on Adult Braces
According to a recent study conducted by the American Dental Association, one in four low-income adults have reduced participation in social activities in the past due to oral health issues. There are many factors that may hold people back in life such as socio-economic status or emergency occurrences, but the last thing that should affect overall health and wellness is the appearance of the teeth.
Though many have been lead to believe braces are just for kids, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Many more adults are choosing to be fitted with braces in order to fix apparent issues, and prevent some from happening in the future.
There are many types of braces available now that can enhance the appearance of your smile, and mediate any issues caused by the teeth. These include: ceramic and metal braces, iBraces, Invisalign and AcceleDent.
By scheduling a consultation with Dr. Tanya Vaysman today, you can take charge of your oral health and make a change in your life. Visit our website to learn more.