Surprisingly, orthodontic treatment, including braces and Invisalign, is about far more than just the aesthetic benefits. Straight teeth and a better bite can also save you money. Here are 3 ways that an orthodontist can save you money.
Fewer Dental Fees
Straighter teeth will correct a wide range of dental issues such as:
- Crooked teeth.
- Crowded teeth.
- Gaps between your teeth.
All these issues allow bacteria to hide and accumulate in your mouth, creating plaque buildup and cavities. Braces and Invisalign will straighten your teeth and correct these types of issues. Straighter teeth means that you will have an easier time brushing your teeth and keeping the plaque and bacteria in your mouth to a minimum.
Wear and Tear
One of the main “jobs” of braces is to straighten your teeth and align your bite. An evenly balanced bite means that you are exerting even pressure across your teeth. Eating and chewing are hard on your teeth. If your teeth are not aligned you will be creating uneven wear and tear on teeth, which can lead to pain and broken teeth. Eventually this can lead to implants, crowns, bridges or other forms of dental work that can be very expensive.
Improved Dental Hygiene
Straighter teeth mean an easier and more efficient brushing and flossing routine with fewer places for plaque and bacteria to hide. Less plaque and bacteria means fewer cavities, and less gum disease.
When deciding on and weighing the costs associated with braces or an Invisalign treatment, you need to remember that this is a lifetime investment. Not only will straighter, more aligned teeth result in less dental work and maintenance over the course of your lifetime, the benefit of a beautiful smile cannot be overstated.
Braces or Invisalign treatments will, over the long-term, will help save you money while at the same time allowing you to enjoy all the benefits of a beautiful and healthy smile. If you are interested in seeing what orthodontic procedure is best suited for you, please call us to book a consultation. At the consultation we will explained the benefits of your treatment as well as the treatment options available and the associated fees. I look forward to seeing you soon.