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Are Orthodontic Treatments Worth the Investment?

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Achieving a straighter smile through orthodontics can give you an improved sense of confidence on top of correcting and preventing oral health issues. Yet, when considering getting orthodontic wear, many people often can be concerned about the cost of their treatment.

While braces, Invisalign®, and other treatments may require some out-of-pocket expenses, the benefits they provide to your mouth and overall health can make your treatment worth the investment.

Why Orthodontic Treatments Are Worth It

Misalignment Causes Serious Health Issues

While you may think that crooked teeth only cause aesthetic problems, that is far from the truth. In reality, misaligned teeth can lead to much more serious issues, such as:

Plaque Buildup

When your teeth overlap and are jammed together, there are more small spaces for bacteria to grow and cause plaque buildup. Not only can plaque buildup cause oral health problems, such as cavities, but if that bacteria travels from your mouth to the rest of your body, you can be at a higher risk for certain chronic diseases that will require further medical treatment.

While you may think that crooked teeth only cause aesthetic problems, that is far from the truth. In reality, misaligned teeth can lead to much more serious issues, such as:

Enamel Wear

Since overcrowding causes teeth to rub against each other in your mouth, the enamel surrounding those teeth can begin to wear down. Once enamel erosion has occurred, you can experience overly sensitive teeth, which will require specific oral care products to manage. Your teeth may also likely be more at risk of fractures and other damage — for which the restorative treatments, such as crowns or implants, can be costly.

Gum Disease

If you have teeth that don’t sit in your mouth as they should, your gums will often not fit securely around them — this can allow for bacteria to grow in the spaces within those misalignments. When plaque grows around your gum line, you are at a higher risk for periodontal (gum) disease.

If you have periodontal disease, you will need more extensive periodontic treatments, such as scaling, grafting, or surgery, to repair the damage.

Orthodontic Corrections Prevent Future Problems

Orthodontic treatments can align teeth correctly so that you can avoid these issues before they occur as well as the subsequent treatments they would require in order to restore your oral and overall health. By investing in certain treatments now, you might save yourself the expenses of other necessary oral health treatments in the future.

Your Options for Orthodontic Treatment

ProHEALTH Dental orthodontists specialize in aligning your teeth using innovative treatments. Some of our most common treatments include:

  • Adult Orthodontics (Advanced Treatment)
  • Clear or Metal Braces for children and adults
  • Invisalign®

Before beginning your plan, your orthodontists will discuss all of your options and provide an estimated time for how long your treatment may take.

New York and New Jersey Orthodontic Services

The team at ProHEALTH Dental is committed to exceptional patient care before, during, and after your treatment. Long-term success is based on our mutual commitment to your care and maintenance of your teeth.

Contact us today to schedule an orthodontic consultation at one of our convenient locations in the Tri-State area.

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