Find out if orthodontic treatment is the way to go to get your dream smile.
Are you an adult who struggles with their smile because it isn’t as straight as you would like it to be? Do you have a child whose teeth are coming in crooked and misaligned? Unfortunately, most people aren’t born with perfectly straight smiles. Luckily, this is where orthodontic treatment comes in. From the office of our Naples, FL, dentist, Dr. JW Valentine, find out whether you should consider getting braces.
What kinds of dental problems are you dealing with?
In order to figure out whether braces are the right approach, you have to figure out what problems are keeping you from having the smile you want. Are you dealing with any of these common issues?
- Crooked or twisted teeth
- Overlapping teeth
- Gaps or spacing between teeth
- Open bite
If you said “yes” then braces might just be the best option you have for getting the smile you want. Of course, there are certainly other cosmetic options out there for meeting your goals, which is why you will need to go through a comprehensive consultation with our Naples general dentist. After all, sometimes minor crookedness, gaps between teeth and crowding can be improved without needing orthodontic treatment. In fact, getting dental veneers may be all you need to make your smile appear straight without needing braces.
Of course, this isn’t an option for children and teens, or adults who are dealing with moderate-to-severe dental misalignments. In this case, you will need to get braces in order to fix misalignments and achieve a straighter smile; fortunately, there are a variety of orthodontic options on the market that are sleeker, lighter and more discreet. Remember, not all braces are like those bulky metal braces you remember from decades ago. Orthodontic technology has advanced a lot over the years and now we can provide a variety of more attractive options for patients of all ages.
Teens who require traditional braces in order to fix more severe dental issues may hate the idea of having metal braces during their high school years. We completely understand, which is why our patients can also choose to get tooth-colored brackets and wires, which blend in with your teen’s smile. While it won’t be completely unnoticeable, having porcelain or ceramic braces can certainly make the orthodontic treatment subtler.
If you are interested in finding out whether braces are the right treatment option for you or your child then call Eagle Creek Dentistry in Naples, FL, today. Remember: you are never too old to get a straight smile.