Orthodontic Treatment Could Improve Your Sleep!

When most people hear the word braces, they picture kids and teens with mouths full of metal wanting to achieve a pretty smile. But braces aren’t just for beautiful smiles. There are other benefits to having straight teeth and aligned jaws, including the ability to sleep better. Poor oral health can lead to poor sleep, and sleep is one thing we can’t do without and stay healthy.

Did You Know That More Adults Are Getting Braces?

If you are like most adults, you might rate appearance as an important factor in self-esteem, job success, and satisfaction with life in general. Improving your teeth can dramatically change your appearance and is less invasive than plastic surgery to modify facial features. More and more adults are turning to braces as the way to change their appearance. Over 1.4 million adults sought orthodontic treatment in the U.S. and Canada in 2014, up from 1 million in 2012. Read on to find out why more adults are choosing braces as a treatment option.

Retainers Help You Retain Your New Smile

Getting your braces off is a big day! You can show off your smile proudly, and you can finally eat what you want — within reason of course. But getting your orthodontics removed is just a step in the journey to a healthy, beautiful smile.

Retainers are worn as the final step in your treatment to prevent your teeth from shifting again after your braces are removed. Let’s look at what retainers do and learn some ways to take proper care of them.

Are At-Home and Online Braces Too Good to Be True?

Today, with YouTube and the ability to order just about anything online, it’s no surprise that there are “do-it-yourself” options available that appear to offer quick and easy fixes for straightening your teeth. Seems simple enough. What could go wrong, right? Read on to find out what dangers there may be in using at-home and…