It’s no secret that orthodontics, or braces as they’re commonly called, straighten teeth to improve the appearance of your smile. But there are several additional, surprising benefits of orthodontics that we want you to know about.
At Galleria of Smiles, Dr. Mehrdad Emami and Dr. Justin Emami are changing people’s lives every day. If you’re looking for a straighter smile you can show off with pride, come and see us. In the meantime, learn more about orthodontics and the surprising benefits of the treatments we offer.
Do You Need Orthodontics?
Some of the most common reasons patients turn to orthodontic treatments include:
- Overbite: When your upper front teeth are too far forward over your lower teeth.
- Underbite: When your lower teeth are too far forward or your upper teeth are too far back.
- Open bite: When there is space between your upper and lower teeth on the front and/or the side when your back teeth are together.
- Crossbite: When you bite and your upper teeth don’t come down partially in front of the lower teeth.
- Misplaced midline: When the middle of your front teeth doesn’t match from top to bottom.
- Crowding: When there are too many teeth in one specific area.
- Spacing: When there are spaces between the teeth that are larger than they should be.
Surprising Benefits Of Orthodontics
Orthodontics can make a big difference for your smile by straightening your teeth. But they can also work wonders in several other ways. For one, straighter teeth are easier to whiten than overlapping teeth. When your teeth are straight, not crowded, it’s easier to keep them clean with brushing and flossing.
Because it’s easier for you to keep your teeth clean, your risk of plaque buildup, tooth decay, gum disease, and more is drastically reduced.
Straighter teeth can also improve your bite. If you’re suffering from TMJ, you can find some relief from symptoms as a result of your orthodontics treatment.
For patients with a minor speech impediment, misplacement and misalignment of teeth can be a contributing factor. By properly aligning your teeth, your speech can improve.
Additionally, you may even experience an improvement in your digestion when you fix your crooked, crowded, or misaligned teeth. Being able to chew your food properly makes it easier to digest.
Perhaps the most noticeable benefit of orthodontics is the boost in your self-esteem. You no longer have to hide your smile or be embarrassed by your teeth. In fact, you’ll love your new smile so much, you’ll want to show it off every chance you get.
Orthodontics Options At Galleria Of Smiles
If orthodontics is right for you, at Galleria of Smiles we offer the following options:
If you’re wanting to straighten your smile in a more discreet way, Invisalign is a great option. The clear aligners are removable and are a great option for patients in need of short-term orthodontics or with less severe misalignment. Dr. Mehrdad Emami and Dr. Justin Emami have been trained to use the Invisalign Outcome Simulator that can be used to show you how much of a difference Invisalign can make for your teeth.
- Six Month Smiles®
Six Month Smiles is a great option for patients who are looking for a short-term orthodontic option. The wire and clear brackets blend with the natural color of your teeth making them less visible than traditional braces. If you’re more worried about the look of your teeth and not your bite, Six Month Smiles may work for you.
NeoCrystal is another great option if you’re looking for a more discreet option, thanks to clear brackets. NeoCrystal is made from crystal sapphires and won’t change the natural color of your teeth. They are also very strong.
- Traditional metal braces
We also offer traditional metal braces or lingual braces that are applied to the back of your teeth.
Ready For A Better Smile?
If you’re ready to improve your smile, we’re ready to help. At Galleria of Smiles in Sand Springs, OK, we will sit down with your during a consultation to go over which orthodontic treatment is right for you. During that consultation, we can answer any questions you may have. To make an appointment, call (918) 999-0145 or fill out our online form.