Many of the patients we meet express an interest in straightening their teeth. A good number of them are adults. When you think about it, the standard of care, braces, has historically been perceived as something one did in their teenage years; or, rather, something their parents made them do. As an adult, one can choose whether or not they want to correct issues such as crooked teeth, overcrowding, or a bad bite. Are you facing this choice? It’s not as complicated as it may seem. You just need to answer these questions.
Do you have any particular reasons that you would like to improve your smile? Does the appearance of crooked teeth cause you to feel less attractive or confident? Does it stand in the way of your professional or personal image? Does misalignment, gaps, or crowding put you at a higher risk for decay and other dental problems (it does!)? These are all general reasons why you would want to move forward with corrective care.
Are there objections that are standing in your way of a great smile? We can think of one right off the top of our head . . . “I’m too old.” Nonsense. Patients of all ages are taking advantage of their opportunity to finally have the smile they always wanted. Today, it’s easier than ever, so most objections to treatment can be overcome relatively easily.
If your reasons to get some orthodontic treatment outnumbers the reasons to live with crooked teeth, then the next step is to find out which method of care will best meet your needs. We have treated many patients in our Shakopee office with Invisalign, a system that has evolved a great deal since it originated over a decade ago.
Invisalign is more than a cosmetic treatment to make the teeth at the front of your mouth look good. Through constant innovation, the makers of this aligner method have paved the way for patients to correct malocclusion, or a bad bite, along with spacing issues – all without braces.
Are you ready to get straighter, healthier teeth? We’re ready to help you! Call O’Brien Dental Care at (952) 445-6657.