There’s no such thing as perfect, right? Not so fast. Thanks to advanced orthodontic techniques and expert supervision from trained professionals, achieving perfection for your smile isn’t so far-fetched. But does the perfect smile really exist?
In short, of course it does! But defining perfection is different from person to person. By getting orthodontic treatment with Invisalign or braces, you can achieve a smile you’ll be thrilled to show off to the world. Plus, you’ll also enjoy a smile that feels healthy as well.
What Does a Perfect Smile Look Like?
For years, orthodontists have studied what an ideal smile should look like, including how much teeth should be showing, how straight they should be, and how symmetrical a smile should look. And while these elements are important to consider, the most important thing about any smile is that the person smiling finds it to be perfect.
So how is this achieved? Ultimately, your new smile should be something you love, so it only makes sense for you as the patient to be involved in the process of modeling what the final results of your orthodontic treatment will look like. Orthodontists can collaborate with your dentist to do some esthetic buildups, which allow them to shape the front teeth in a way that makes you happy.
Once the goal for how your teeth will look has been established, treatment with Invisalign or braces can get started.
Making Your Teeth Feel Perfect
Ultimately, the way your smile looks is only part of why braces and orthodontic treatment are important. Just as important is fixing issues with your smile that cause discomfort or lead to oral health problems, like tooth decay.
Imperfections with someone’s smile often indicate problems with their bite. For instance, if the front teeth stick out too much, as is the case with an overbite, that person won’t be able to bite down correctly. Bite problems like overbites and underbites are often pretty visible and can lead to unpleasant effects like headaches, speech problems, breathing problems, and more. It can also cause excessive wear on the teeth.
Orthodontic treatment with braces or Invisalign can fix these issues, allowing patients to bite down easily and experience comfort as they go about their lives.
Fixing visible crookedness due to crowding is another important aspect of making smiles more comfortable. Food can more easily get trapped in between teeth when crowding is present, resulting in more instances of tooth decay. Over time, this can lead to problems like cavities and tooth sensitivity along with a higher risk of gum disease. As teeth become straighter from orthodontic treatment, each tooth is spaced ideally to make it far easier to completely clean teeth.
Here at Milnor Orthodontics, we’ll work closely with you to ensure your final smile looks and feels perfect to you. Contact our office today to schedule your free consultation. You can also get a quote by doing a virtual consult online.