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 Beauty, Health, and Vitality


When you walk into a room or meet someone for the first time the first thing they notice is your smile and you can light up a room by just smiling.  An attractive smile is a wonderful asset that contributes to self-esteem, self-confidence and self-image—important qualities at every age.  A pleasing appearance is a vital component of self-confidence.  A person's self-esteem often improves as orthodontic treatment brings teeth, lips and face into proportion.   In this way, orthodontic treatment can benefit social and career success, as well as improve a person’s general attitude toward life. 

Its no coincidence that many people we see that have nice teeth also have straight teeth because straight teeth contribute to general oral health.  Straight teeth help an individual to effectively bite, chew and speak.  Properly aligned teeth and jaws may alleviate or prevent physical health problems.  Teeth that work better also tend to look better.   straight teeth are less prone to decay, gum disease and injury.   Also misalined or protruding teeth have an increased risk for fracture due to their position.

Poorly aligned teeth and jaws  can cause abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, inefficient chewing function, excessive stress on gum tissue and the bone that supports the teeth, or misalignment of the jaw joints, sometimes leading to chronic headaches or pain in the face or neck. Treatment by an orthodontist to correct a problem early may be less costly than the restorative dental care required to treat more serious problems that can develop in later years.