What makes a great smile?
White teeth? That helps. A full set of teeth? That’s important, too.

How about straight teeth? Definitely.

So, what can you do if you weren’t born with perfectly straight, perfectly aligned teeth? If you live in or near Kenton County, you can visit Edgewood Dental Care to learn how Invisalign, clear ceramic braces, or any of our orthodontic services can improve the appearance of your teeth.

Orthodontics are not going to fix your teeth overnight, but when you are finished, you will be happier with your smile.
And you’ll show it.

Why You Should Consider Orthodontics
Crooked teeth are not a new problem for humans. Archeologists have found evidence that our ancestors, the Neanderthals, also had crooked teeth. What we consider modern humans have been trying to fix their teeth for thousands of years. Long before what we consider modern dentistry, ancient Greeks and Romans wrote about changing the position of their teeth, too.

Our methods are more sophisticated now, but the intent is often the same. Orthodontics are used to change the position of our teeth so they look better.

We know this already, but we’ve had this reinforced many times by what we see in popular entertainment. How many times have your watched a scene in which the main character approaches a potential love interest only to turn away when the other person smiles, revealing a set of bad teeth?

Movies and television shows do this for the sake of humor. In real life, you probably don’t feel like laughing if you are unhappy with your teeth, however.

Orthodontics, like Invisalign and ceramic braces, can be used to fix any number of problems you may have with your teeth. Here are just few reasons you might want to change the appearance of your smile:

  • Crooked teeth — If your teeth didn’t erupt in a straight line, you can fix that with orthodontic treatment.
  • Crowded teeth — If your teeth are pressed tightly into one another, we can give your teeth more space by changing how they are lined up inside your mouth.
  • Gapped teeth — If you have wide spaces between some of your teeth, people may pay more attention to what seems to be missing than to your smile.

Feel More Confident And Healthier
If you have bad teeth, it affects your confidence. It can make you self-conscious when talking to someone. It may even discourage you from trying to meet new people.

Fixing your teeth with Invisalign or braces can change your smile, and that can change your outlook on life. When you aren’t worried about your teeth (or what other people are thinking about your teeth), you are more likely to introduce yourself to a potential new friend, customer, or client. It can make you more willing to apply for a new job or seek a promotion.

Bad teeth could be holding your back, but good teeth could provide the confidence boost you need to live up to your potential.

Many people think about how crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth affect their appearance, which is understandable. We’ve all seen before and after pictures with poorly aligned teeth on one side and straight teeth on the other. We know that straight teeth look better.

But did you know that straight teeth are healthier, too.

When your teeth are straight, it’s easier to brush them on all sides. When your teeth overlap in some way, that creates places where bacteria and plaque can hide and grow.

When your teeth are more evenly spaced, you can clean more effectively between them with dental floss or other interdental devices. This is an important step in removing the bacteria that cause plaque from building up inside your mouth.

You Can Have Straight Teeth
No matter what alignment issues you have, Invisalign and clear braces can be used to straighten your teeth.

Traditional braces use brackets and wires to push and pull your teeth into their new positions. Clear ceramic braces do the same thing. The difference is that ceramic braces blend in with your teeth, making them less noticeable.

Invisalign works another way. Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign users wear a series of plastic aligners. These aligners gently push your teeth. Every two weeks, you replace your aligner and get closer to having the straight teeth you want.

Plus, the Invisalign aligners are clear, which means many people will never know that you are wearing them. In other words, you get the benefits of orthodontic care without the distractions.

Call Us Today
You should be happy with your teeth, and you can be with orthodontic care.
Contact Edgewood Dental Care to learn how Invisalign, ceramic braces or another orthodontic treatment can help you. Call our office at 859-474-7830 or use our online form to make an appointment.