Orthodontics are your friend

Dentist and patient We understand – you probably aren’t enthusiastic about the idea of metal-mouth. Of course, it’s not likely that you are in love with the messy-mouth look either. Teeth that are at various angles or the spacing is all wrong, can more embarrassing than old-fashioned braces. Besides, braces are temporary, but bad teeth won’t get any better unless you do something… so, you’re probably thinking, "should I get braces? " Chicago residents have a few good reasons to answer with a resounding “Yes!”

Braces aren’t as bad as you think

The first thing you need to know is that braces aren’t what they used to be. Metal isn’t your only choice. Tooth-colored brackets are discreet, and clear aligners are nearly impossible to see! Invisalign was originally just for cosmetic tooth straightening, but they routinely upgrade their technology. They can now correct many jaw alignment problems.

The second thing that you need to know is that metal braces aren’t evil. They are smaller, lighter, and more comfortable than old-fashioned orthodontics. With thermal wires, there is less breakage, and more even pressure on your teeth. Metal has an updated look, too. Fun designs and colored bands can turn metal-mouth into a cool fashion statement, especially for the youngest patients.

Crooked teeth and jaws are worse than you think

Wearing braces doesn’t really sound bad at all, does it? What about the alternative – keep your bad teeth, and misaligned jaws? That would mean continuing the embarrassment and discomfort. It would also mean that those nooks and crannies created by your crooked teeth could continue harboring bacteria and food particles. Teeth that are difficult to brush increase your risk of cavities and gum disease.

If your jaws are misaligned, there are even more problems that braces may solve. The less contact your teeth have when you bite down, the less efficient your chewing will be, which can lead to indigestion. A bad bite can also be painful, even contributing to headaches or facial pain.

The truth is, if you have crooked teeth, or a bad bite, there are few reasons not to get braces. You can improve the look, comfort, and health of your teeth. You have lots of effective, attractive options, and the winning team at Big Smile Dental on your side. Braces can even be combined with cosmetic procedures like veneers or teeth whitening, for a total smile makeover! Call us at 773-772-8400 to find out more about straightening your smile.


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