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It’s National Orthodontic Health Month

Posted October 13, 2014

Did you know October is National Orthodontic Health Month? It may seem odd since we often associate this month with Halloween. Halloween makes us think about copious amounts of candy, and candy isn’t often associated with healthy teeth.

halloweenBut we think of National Orthodontic Health Month as a fun way to battle the sugary Halloween treats with some useful information about treatment. Just consider all of the benefits of wearing braces, and we think you’ll agree they are the sweetest treat you’ll get this month. Let us explain.

Your braces are amazing, and we aren’t just saying that because we are your favorite (we hope!) New York City braces specialists- they really are. They have the power to improve your health, appearance, speech and overall wellbeing. They can even help your teeth last longer.

Braces improve your health

Crooked teeth and an improper bite can make it difficult to properly chew food. When food isn’t chewed thoroughly, your body cannot digest it properly. This means you don’t get all of its nutrients.

Braces improve your appearance

You may think your braces make you look like Katy Perry in her “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” music video now, but once you get them off, you will have made a transformation like Real Madrid soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo. Have you ever Googled images of Cristiano Ronaldo before and after braces? One word: Amazing. That will be you, too.

Let us confirm that we don’t endorse braces for increasing singing or athletic abilities. However, those added nutrients you absorb because of your straighter teeth may give you an edge – it shouldn’t hurt anyway.

Braces improve your speech

Many patients with crooked teeth or severe overjet suffer from speech impediments that can be resolved once braces have been used to straighten their teeth. Braces may not get you a job doing voiceovers, but they can make you sound better.

Braces improve your overall wellbeing

Crooked teeth are a common source of insecurity. Braces align your teeth and improve your confidence, and confidence is a game changer.

Braces make your teeth last longer

This benefit is two-fold. First, aligned teeth are easier to clean and they trap less food and plaque than crooked teeth, which means there is a reduced chance of decay.

Second, misaligned bites can lead to abnormal wear and chipped teeth. Once tooth enamel is worn away or chipped, it’s gone for good. We may be able to reinforce weak teeth and restore shape and function to a damaged tooth, but it’s always best to maintain your natural teeth for as long as possible. Braces help you do that.

Options for straighter teeth

At Bronsky Orthodontics we offer a variety of orthodontic treatment options, and we make treatment recommendations based on your unique needs. Some of those options include:

  • Standard stainless steel braces
  • Ceramic braces
  • Invisalign
  • Lingual braces

One more thing…

Don’t forget to brush your teeth, floss and rinse, and we’ll see you at your next appointment! If you’re not already a patient here, but you would like to learn more about treatment options, please call today to schedule a consultation.