For a lot of people in Lafayette, LA, the holiday season is a time for joy, laughter, and smiles. If you feel insecure about your smile’s appearance, it may be a great time to get it to a place where you feel confident. Two common things that can affect someone’s confidence in their smile is crookedness and a dull, yellow appearance. Straightening and whitening your smile can be great ways to get it to a place where you want to show off your smile more often. Did you know that just the act of smiling can improve your mood? Straightening your smile can be important to your oral health as well as to your smile’s appearance.
Reasons To Straighten Your Teeth
Smile misalignment can be problematic for your long-term oral health. If your teeth do not line up properly, it can be putting undue amounts of strain on the muscles and joints of your jaw. Over time, this amount of strain and stress can lead to TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder, which can be quite painful. Straightening your smile can minimize the adverse effects on your jaw to help prevent developing TMJ disorder. Misaligned teeth can also create overlaps between the teeth. These overlapping parts of your smile can be very difficult to keep clean. Even after an efficient session of brushing and flossing, bacteria can hide in these hard-to-reach nooks and crannies of crooked teeth. This build-up of bacteria over time can increase your risk of gum disease and tooth decay. Crooked teeth can also knock into each other at odd angles, which can increase your risk of tooth breakage. Straightening your smile with Invisalign® aligners can give you a discreet way to lower these risks.
Getting a Brighter Smile
Whitening your teeth can remove external stains that could have been accumulating on your teeth for years. If you have other cosmetic needs for your smile, there may be other treatments and options that could be a right fit for you and your smile.
Are you ready to update your smile?
Ask about our patient specials to straighten and whiten your smile for only $225.To schedule a consultation, call the office of Michael J. Young, DDS, in Lafayette, LA, today at 337-237-6453. We proudly serve patients from Breaux Bridge, Broussard, Scott, Youngsville, and surrounding communities