Brushing your child’s teeth and other oral hygiene habits are necessary for several reasons. The first set of teeth (primary) keeps your child’s jaw straightened. The primary teeth also hold the spaces for adult teeth to come in and help your child learn how to smile, chew and speak properly. Learning good oral hygiene habits…
Best Orthodontic Options for Adults
If you are looking for the best orthodontic options for adults, visit Rachel Cole DDS PC to learn about Invisalign®. Our Portland, OR dental office is conveniently located, and you can schedule an appointment to discuss orthodontics by calling (503) 248-1114. During your consultation, Dr. Cole will examine you, observe how your bite comes together, and take x-rays before making a recommendation as to whether braces or Invisalign® would work best to solve the challenges with your smile.
We provide orthodontics solutions in our 97209 dental office as a way to address all the challenges our patients face with the functionality and appearance of their smile. Many people do not realize how crooked teeth can increase their risk for developing cavities, infections, or even gum disease. Straightening them can therefore positively impact your health, as well as improve your appearance.
If you have always wanted to straighten your teeth but have not done so, now is an excellent time to get started. The best orthodontic options for adults are available in our Portland office, making it easier than ever to transform the appearance of your smile.
The Benefits of Invisalign®
When most people think of orthodontics, they think of traditional metal braces. This solution has been used for decades and has continued to improve. The results are fairly predictable and the procedure effective. Still, there are distinct drawbacks to wearing braces, which can be solved with Invisalign®. While braces require a metal bracket to be bonded to each tooth and a wire threaded between them, Invisalign® works using clear and removable aligners. These aligners are made of durable yet comfortable plastic that is virtually invisible. Created in a lab after creating your treatment plan with special software, each aligner will be worn for around two weeks, moving your teeth that much closer to being perfectly straight.
This orthodontics solution is typically the best for adults because of the flexibility associated with using Invisalign®. They are designed to come out while you are eating, which means you can continue to enjoy all your favorite foods, including a rack of ribs at your favorite barbecue joint or a plate full of fresh, crunchy vegetables. Regardless of which foods you love to eat, you will not have to worry about damaging your orthodontics or having an embarrassing moment if food gets stuck in between them (as is common with braces).
Another benefit of the removable Invisalign® aligners is that you can remove them for important events like meeting a new client, making a presentation at work, going on a date, attending a family wedding, or posing for your annual holiday photo. In other words, you can look and feel like yourself even though you are straightening your teeth with orthodontics. Simultaneously, since the aligners are clear, you will actually see your teeth start to improve. This can provide you with the encouragement and confidence boost you need to keep up with your treatment.
Rachel Cole DDS PC frequently recommends Invisalign® as opposed to braces for an orthodontics solution because this is an effective and entirely convenient way to straighten teeth in Portland, OR. To find out if this is the right solution for you, call our 97209 office at (503) 248-1114.
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