Braces are an important first step to a beautiful smile that could equal a Hollywood star’s. Straight, healthy teeth may be exactly what you need to get a smile you’ll be proud to show off to the world. During your consultation with Dr. Pack, you can learn what it will take to give you a Hollywood smile.
When children get braces to correct orthodontic problems, the results may last a lifetime, and many serious dental issues that could have arisen in the future are avoided. If orthodontic problems are not treated in childhood, it’s not too late to get orthodontic treatment as an adult and have the smile you have always wanted.
If you have crooked, overlapping, or missing teeth, it can affect your overall health, not just your appearance. Crooked teeth are hard to clean. When plaque is left between teeth, it will turn to tartar and require professional cleaning to remove. If it is not removed, gum disease may form. Gum disease can lead to tooth loss, infection, and an adverse effect on your whole body. Misalignment of your upper and lower jaw can wear away the enamel on your teeth, causing sensitivity and jaw pain. Braces are recommended for all of these issues with the bonus of a great smile once they are removed.
There are several different types of braces from which to choose. Our specialist can help you decide on the best type for your orthodontic issues and lifestyle. Many adults and teenagers choose clear plastic aligners because they are almost invisible. You can continue meeting people in your job or at school, and unless you tell them, most people will not even be aware you are undergoing any kind of orthodontic treatment. These aligners are changed every two weeks until they have shifted your teeth to the right position.
Along with being the most discreet, plastic aligners are also the easiest to clean. You will have no food restrictions because you take out the aligner when you eat and brush your teeth. If you are unable to get aligners, you can opt for ceramic braces. These are just like regular braces, but they match the color of your teeth.
Ceramic braces are also discreet and function like ordinary metal braces. They can be seen by people, but they are not obvious. Of course, you could always choose traditional metal braces if you desire. Dr. Pack will help you decide which method of orthodontic treatment is right for you during your consultation.
If you want a clean, straight smile, braces should be your first consideration. Once your orthodontic issues are treated, you can finally flash that Hollywood smile. If you are looking for a skilled and qualified orthodontist in Murfreesboro, Pack Orthodontics can help you. Contact us at either of our offices in Murfreesboro or Shelbyville to schedule your first appointment.