Why is orthodontic treatment necessary?

One of the most common questions that potential patients have is why orthodontic treatment is necessary. And we definitely understand why they are asking this question!

Many patients are worried that their braces will interfere with their life and get in the way of their enjoyment. This is partly because many people do not realize how much difference orthodontic treatment can improve their lives. Low-profile braces or nearly transparent clear aligners can discreetly integrate into any busy person’s life. And many people enjoy quicker results with less pain.

For 30 years, Dr. Black has helped patients get great smiles. Every person has individual needs, and we customize every treatment plan to help your condition. Schedule a free online or in-person smile assessment now to learn more.

Reasons for orthodontic treatment

There are no wrong reasons for seeking orthodontic treatment. Orthodontic appliances have many benefits that can help improve your overall quality of life. Common reasons can include crowding & misalignment, speech impediments, aesthetic improvements to smiles, or preparation for other treatments.

At Black Orthodontics, we believe that you deserve to enjoy the most out of life. Orthodontic issues shouldn’t be a barrier to your happiness.

Crowding & misalignment

The top goal of most orthodontic treatment is to help you achieve a healthy bite. In many cases, misaligned and crooked, gapped, or overlapping teeth have uneven surfaces that are harder to clean. Without proper treatment, these surfaces are more likely to develop gum disease, tooth decay, and uneven wear.

Rejuvenated smile

Many people seek orthodontic treatment to help them get the smile they’ve always wanted. Our patients report that getting a more traditional bite pattern helped them boost their self-confidence.

Improved speech impediments

Many speech issues are rooted in anomalies with the jaw structure or the position of the jaw. Underbites, overbites, crossbites, crowding, and open bites can cause many speech-related conditions. Orthodontic treatment can help correct these speech abnormalities and improve speech impediments.

Preparation for other treatments

While people elect to get treatment in most cases, some people need orthodontic treatment before beginning major restorative dental work. Additionally, orthodontics may be used for preoperative orthodontics involving dental alignment, incisor decompensation, and other conditions.

How do I know if orthodontic treatment is right for me?

Only a qualified orthodontist can tell you if and why orthodontic treatment is necessary. While the look of your teeth doesn’t always represent your orthodontic health, a straight smile may need braces, and a slightly crooked one may be perfectly fine.

The truth is: there has never been a better time to get the smile you’ve always wanted. Misaligned teeth interfere with your life. While not immediately life-threatening, intervening in conditions like irregular bites can go a long way towards helping you achieve a lasting and radiant smile.

Sometimes patients are afraid that treatment will be costly. At Black Orthodontics, we don’t believe that anyone should have to choose between getting a great smile and their budget. In addition to in-house financing with zero down, we also can work with you to find a price point that is comfortable for you.

Dr. Black has helped people all across Western North Carolina discover the joy of a brilliant smile. See why so many people trust us with their orthodontic needs. Schedule your free in-person or virtual smile assessment now.