Orthodontic health can be defined as a healthy, active smile that is esthetically pleasing, with teeth and jaws in good alignment. October is orthodontic health month and a chance to focus on why orthodontic treatment can be a life-enhancing – even life-changing experience. Have you ever known someone who covers their mouth when they start to laugh? Whenever I see this happen, I feel bad for the person who is obviously embarrassed by their smile. Of all the things about our health and appearance, crooked teeth are one of the easiest things to change and the one of the most powerful changes to observe. And with good retainer wear, it is permanent! Teeth don’t get wrinkled or saggy and with proper care and maintenance they will be beautiful for a lifetime.
You also don’t have to feel like you are being vain by seeking out orthodontic treatment. Unlike some other cosmetically oriented procedures – orthodontic treatment actually improves the health of your teeth. Well-aligned teeth and jaws have a lower risk of fracture, tooth decay, and periodontal disease. Straight teeth are literally healthier than crooked teeth. A beautiful smile does require braces or Invisalign in most cases – there are very few of us who are born with perfectly aligned teeth. While the process of getting to that final amazing smile can take a bit of time and effort, it is well worth it. Give Budd Orthodontics in Phoenix a call and let us get you on the path to a better you. You will be so glad you did. Happy Orthodontic Health Month!