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What Everybody Ought to Know About Orthodontics and Your Dental Health

There is a goal in orthodontic treatments from Cater Galante  – a beautiful smile with a great bite.

Your dental health is as important at age 18 as it is at 80. So taking the steps to ensure you will have your natural teeth for the entire duration of your life-span is important!

Yes! It is entirely possible to maintain your natural teeth and never have a need for those pesky dentures!

Plus, a beautiful smile adds self-esteem and confidence which has been known to lead toward career advancements; and lets be honest here, we live in a competitively driven career world and having a great smile can give you the leading edge!

Not Just for Cosmetic Purposes!

Orthodontic treatments range in a wide variety, such as traditional metal braces, to tooth colored braces, and the latest, Invisalign options.

Treatments are generally used in the corrections of malocclusions and other “bad bite” problems.

Having an abnormal bite can result in further health problems, including:

  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Speech and/or chewing impediments
  • Tooth loss
  • Jaw problems

It is equally important to maintain a balanced diet for your dental health. Eating too many sugary foods can lead to plaque build-up around your brackets that can permanently stain or damage teeth.

The kind of orthodontic treatment you will need will depend on your preference and the options provided by your orthodontist.

It’s Never Too Late!

Bite problems usually, become noticeable between ages six – twelve and treatment often begins around ages eight and fourteen.

Starting treatment while a child is still growing helps produce optimal results, but that doesn’t mean adults can sport braces too!

It’s never too late to improve dental health or straighten healthy teeth!

For a beautiful smile!

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