While there have been a variety of new options available to patients who visit our orthodontist at Windsor, traditional metal braces are still among the most often recommended and most successful treatments for delivering a radiant, long-lasting smile. And although new patients may at first focus on the way their braces will look, or the discomfort they may experience during the first few days, there are a host of positive effects they’ll have.
For anyone who may be postponing treatment because of what they perceive as the potential drawbacks, here are some side effects you may not have considered:
- Cleaner teeth: Caring for your braces means you’ll become more attuned to your overall oral hygiene. Brushing and flossing at least twice a day becomes a necessary part of your routine. We’re betting this will stay with you long after we have removed those braces.
- Better habits: Caring for your braces means saying goodbye to bad habits like chewing on your fingernails, using your teeth to open packages and maybe even to finally convince you to stop smoking because of the nicotine-related discoloration.
- Good taste: Having braces means being extra-careful about what you eat, which in turn makes digestion easier. And treatment to align your teeth and jaw will improve the way you chew and enjoy your food.
- Worth the weight: Making better choices at mealtime is common among our patients who wear braces, which can lead to dropping a few pounds. Snacking becomes more of a bother than a pleasure. Even among our patients who wear invisible aligners, the need to remove them before eating can discourage you from grabbing that between-meal snack.
The care our patients at Windsor receive from the moment they first walk in the door is second to none. We specialize in personalized service that delivers results you’ll be proud to show to the world. Please contact our office today for an appointment.