Did you know that there are physical and mental benefits to having straight teeth? Who doesn't want to feel good and think positive every day!

Poor oral health can have serious health implications. Poor oral health can lead to gingivitis indicated by red and swollen gums. Crowded teeth can make it difficult for your toothbrush and floss to reach all of surfaces of your teeth adequately removing food and bacteria leading to plaque. Plaque is a soft, sticky, whitish matlike film attached to tooth surfaces, formed largely by the growth of bacteria that colonize the teeth that will cause periodontal disease. Studies by the American Dental Association have shown that periodontal disease can also lead to other more serious ailments such as heart disease, stroke, pneumonia, and diabetes. Straighter teeth can prevent these troubles and allow adequate cleaning.

The Many Benefits of Having Straight Teeth Straight teeth also add positive mental benefits when you feel confident about your smile. You will increase your self- esteem and confidence in social situations. Smiling can add up to seven years onto your life. Your pain threshold, blood pressure, and anxiety will be reduced if you smile more because neuropeptides are released when you smile. According to Psychology Today, neuropeptide is a self-produced molecule in the brain that has robust anxiety-relieving effects.

Smile Fun Facts:
  • Smiles are contagious, you have more difficulty frowning if the person you are speaking with is smiling.
  • It's the universal sign of happiness.
  • Smiles use from 5 to 53 facial muscles.
At Innovative Orthodontics we offer three types of braces.

Metal Braces - They are the most common type. Today's metal braces are smaller, more comfortable, and more attractive.

Clear Braces - Ceramic braces are made of clear material. They are popular with adult patients due to their cosmetic appeal.

Invisalign - This treatment straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners.

We are available to answer of all of your questions or concerns by emailing us at: frontdesk@drwatersbraces.com or you can call us during our business hours at 912-354-3474. We look forward to helping you get the confident smile that you are looking for.

Team at Innovative Orthodontics