The Important Questions Regarding Teeth Straightening

A straight smile is not only good for your sense of self, but it is also good for the life of your smile, and to your general health. We could go on and on about the value of healthy, straight teeth, but you probably already have several benefits in mind if you are considering your treatment options. Historically, to get straighter teeth has meant braces. Braces have been associated with teenagers, which makes it exceedingly difficult for the average adult to feel excited about traditional orthodontia. That being said, teeth straightening does not lose its value after adolescence. You can get the smile you have always wanted, and you may be able to do it without metal fixtures glued to your teeth. But here’s what you need to ask yourself first . . .


If you were to have obtained orthodontic care in your youth, chances have you had no say in the matter. A parent would have made the decision for you, along with your dentist and orthodontist. As the adult that you are now, you are driving the teeth-straightening train. You get to ask the question “why should I straighten my teeth?” If you’re like most people we meet, your answer will have something to do with the appearance of your smile. While there is much more to alignment correction than esthetics, this is a great start, and it’s a perfectly acceptable reason to invest in your oral health.

Why not?

The reasons that you may not be able to straighten your teeth will naturally arise in contrast to the many reasons why you should. Maybe you will hear a little voice in your head whispering “you’re too old for braces.” Or “treatment is too expensive,” or any number of other little white lies that will keep you from your best smile. There are very few conditions that would inhibit successful orthodontic treatment. So, the real question is, how do you go about correcting misalignment?

Getting the Results you Want

We love treating our Palm Beach Gardens patients with convenient, comfortable Invisalign to correct mild to moderate misalignment and malocclusion. This system has been refined over the years to attain even better results without the usual complaints associated with braces.

Would you like to know more about Invisalign? Call (561) 627-9000.

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