The most important benefits of orthodontic treatment are the most visible ones: straight teeth and a winning smile. But that is just the start. Straight teeth, aided by braces, contribute to healthy teeth and gums which means preventing future cavities and periodontal disease.
Exactly What is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics is a specialised field of dentistry for the treatment of dental and facial irregularities. It is the science of studying, diagnosing and treating misaligned teeth and jaws. Dentists whose practices are limited to orthodontics usually have 2-4 additional years of postgraduate training in this field. By now you know that orthodontic treatment (usually with braces) is most often used to improve the appearance and alignment of crooked, protruding or crowded teeth, and to correct problems with the bite of the teeth. Orthodontic treatment not only makes your smile look better, it also makes the teeth easier to care for, and wear more evenly.
A good looking mouth and a beautiful smile is important, sure. But at Forest & Ray, we know these are only some of the benefits of orthodontic treatment. Alleviating and preventing physical health problems is just as important. Without treatment, orthodontic problems can lead to gum disease or bone loss, tooth decay, chewing and digestive problems, speech impairments, tooth loss or excess wearing down of the teeth, and other dental injuries. A good orthodontic result does not happen just because we fit your mouth with a brace. We believe orthodontics is a partnership between you and us. When everything is completed, it will up to you to keep your beautiful mouth healthy
Think Long-Term, Lifetime Investment
Orthodontic treatment is not a quick fix. Your Forest & Ray experience starts with a thorough examination of the teeth and mouth, and study of dental records such as x-rays, photos, and models of the teeth. From this detailed information, our orthodontist will develop a custom treatment plan. With good care, including orthodontic treatment when necessary, teeth can last a lifetime.
And since we’re talking about a lifetime of good oral health, don’t let the initial outlay of cash deter you. When you think of orthodontic treatment as a lifetime investment, it winds up costing only a few quid a day. What is more, there may be financing options available to you. Ask us about them. So now that you know the whole story, why wait any longer? Contact us today to get started on the journey to a smashing smile and a confident, new you.