Caring for your teeth is one of the easier health practices to follow through on. One of the reasons I think that this is the case is because oral health is visible to other people. Not only is it visible but one’s teeth is supposed to reflect beauty. So the point is that there is already an incentive in place to keep one’s dental health pristine. Orthodontics is a great example of having your cake and eating it, too. After you have had braces, you teeth are going to be straight and neat. The braces will give you a symmetric smile that will instill confidence and assurance. People will notice your radiant smile and the attendant assurance that you have in yourself. At the same time, braces are a great way of ensuring good dental health. They are more than just a cosmetic procedure. By making your teeth straight, you ensure the functionality of your jaw, create fewer gaps in which bacteria from food particles can get stuck, and you can detect any serious jaw anomalies. And for all of these reasons, it is important to go to the orthodontics office early and often. The first task is to find an office for orthodontics in Charleston. Once you have determined which office and doctor is best for you, it is important to make sure that your children see the orthodontist early. This does not necessarily mean that you are putting braces on the child at an early age. There are some ways in which you can end up doing more damage to a child’s bite and jaw by putting them on too early. But you can still go to the orthodontist’s office to get a check up. The value of this is that you know that you will not have to worry about getting them put on too late. While putting braces on a child’s teeth too late does not present the same health risks that putting them on too early does, you can save yourself a lot of time and money and save the child a lot of discomfort. Braces are essentially pulling the teeth back gradually into place. As it sounds, this can be a very uncomfortable process. So the less distance that you have to pull the teeth, the better for the child. So go early to see when a good time to but braces on a child would be. Once the braces are on, whether it is a child or an adult, make sure that you are going to the orthodontist often. This is unlike other medical practices. Missing an appointment here and there does not work with orthodontics. The wires are tightened, which only pulls the teeth a bit. Once they have been pulled just a little, there is no more tension on the teeth. So in each check up, the doctor continues to apply tension so that the can continue to pull the teeth back into the proper position. Going to the orthodontist early and often will make the process cheaper, easier, and more comfortable for the patient.
Garrett Smiles Orthodontics
2679 Lake Park Dr.
Lakeshore Office Park, North Charleston, SC
P: (843) 553-2255
F: (843) 797-1231