3 Signs That an Orthodontist Can Help You Get the Teeth You Want

orthodontistA full 32% of dental patients surveyed said that they are “concerned” about how their teeth look. That concern can range from unhappiness with how straight their smiles are to feeling embarrassed about having yellowed or discolored teeth. If you share these concerns, then cosmetic dentistry and orthodontic treatments may be just what you need.

How can you tell whether it’s time to see an orthodontist? These are three signs you should pay attention to if you’re looking for ways to brighten your smile.

You’ve always wanted to improve your teeth but couldn’t when you were younger.
Many kids growing up years ago were lucky if they received regular dental cleanings. Even though dentistry has improved significantly in recent decades, some treatments may have been out of reach or simply unavailable for many people. If you had to skip out on restorative or cosmetic dental procedures when you were a child or teenager, then now may be the time to explore your options.

You want to straighten your teeth discreetly.
Many adults who couldn’t get braces as children find that having metal in their mouths at 30, 40, or 50 just doesn’t sound appealing. Fortunately, there are more discreet treatments today that let adults improve the look of their teeth without everyone knowing about it. One such option is Invisalign — a system that uses clear plastic trays molded to the shape of your teeth to straighten them over time. An orthodontist can develop a program that is tailored to your needs, so you get the teeth you want.

You’ve been hiding your smile.
Don’t let your teeth hold you back from expressing your happiness! Cosmetic dental procedures aren’t out of reach for you, whether you want your teeth straightened or not. For example, 88.8% of orthodontists in the United States have had patients ask for teeth whitening procedures instead of or in addition to braces. Of those who received these professional teeth whitening treatments, 82% said that they saw a noticeable difference in their smiles. Ask a dentist how you can see results with your teeth.
Whether you need general dentistry services or want to take your smile to the next level, schedule a visit with us to find out what will work best for you.