Why should I get braces?
Smile with confidence
Our smiles are a big part of our identity and how we are perceived by our peers. Consider this—in a recent survey of more than 1,000 Americans (age 18 and over), 72% of the respondents agreed that people of all ages with healthy straight teeth are typically treated better in social situations than those with noticeably crooked teeth. Conversely, nearly half said that crooked teeth leave a negative first impression. With the discreet technology of Inspire ICE, it’s easier than ever to improve your smile and experience the difference.
If you want straighter teeth but are concerned about how you’ll look with braces, do your research and consider your time and monetary investment. The quality of the outcome and the health of your teeth and gums is of the utmost importance. With Inspire ICE you can envision and expect your best outcome, while still enjoying the benefits of clear treatment.
A straight smile is a healthy smile
A nice smile is not only beautiful, it also promotes good health:
- Straight and evenly spaced teeth are easier to keep clean, providing better oral health.
- Properly aligned teeth chew more efficiently, which can aid in digestion.
- Ideally aligned teeth create a more perfect bite, which can reduce stress, headaches, and strain on your supporting bone and tissue.
- Since veneers and composite restorations require replacement every 5-10 years, keeping your natural teeth versus invasive dental procedures ensures lasting beauty and less maintenance.
According to the American Association of Orthodontists, crooked and crowded teeth are hard to clean and maintain. This may contribute to conditions that cause not only tooth decay but also eventual gum disease and tooth loss.
When left untreated, many orthodontic problems become worse, contributing to abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, inefficient chewing function, excessive stress on gum tissue and the bone that supports the teeth, or misalignment of the jaw joints, which can result in chronic headaches or pain in the face or neck. Treatment by a specialist to correct the original problem is often less costly than the additional dental care required to treat more serious problems that can develop in later years.
Uncompromised results with Inspire ICE
Choosing to improve yourself is always a winning move. Understanding the details of your treatment is important so you can make the best decision for your health, time investment and ultimate outcome.
While there is a lot of marketing driving interest in clear plastic aligners, your orthodontist is the person best qualified to assess your needs and will help identify a customized plan to reach your treatment goals. Using Inspire ICE braces means you can have the look you want, and your orthodontist can treat you effectively, regardless of the complexity of your case. Inspire ICE effectively treats common crowding as well as the most challenging cases such as overbites, underbites, crossbites, and can even handle teeth with crowns or other restorations.
You’re on your way to improving your oral health and feeling better than ever about your smile. Contact an orthodontist today to discuss why Inspire ICE clear braces are right for you!