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Orthodontic treatment isn’t just for teenagers. Adult orthodontics, whether it involves braces or Invisalign®, has gained popularity as the awareness of its benefits for overall oral health and its connection to malocclusion continues to grow. Here are the top three reasons why choosing orthodontics as an adult can actually save you money in the long run.

1. Oral Health as a Gateway to Systemic Health

Your oral health is your gateway to systemic well-being. Beyond just giving you a beautiful smile, it plays a crucial role in your overall health. Recent research has emphasized the connection between oral health and systemic health. Uncontrolled bacteria in the mouth can proliferate and lead to systemic damage. Periodontal disease, originating from poor oral hygiene, has been linked to heart issues, lung problems, weakened immunity, and pancreatic complications. Neglecting your dental health can contribute to expensive health conditions.

By straightening your teeth, you make it easier to brush and floss effectively, preventing the proliferation of harmful bacteria. This, in turn, can help you avoid costly systemic health problems while maintaining your radiant smile.

2. Prevent Further Dental Problems

Misaligned teeth can exert abnormal forces and stresses on the surrounding tooth structure. This can result in tooth wear, mobility, and even loss. It also increases the risk of chipping, recession, and abfraction. Malpositioned teeth caused by crowding can contribute to gingival recession. Correcting the alignment of your teeth can significantly reduce the risk of these dental problems, ultimately saving you from costly dental procedures.

3. Protect Current Dental Work and Prepare for the Future

The way your teeth align with each other impacts the longevity of your existing dental restorations. If your teeth have shifted, it’s in your best interest to straighten them to ensure your dental work lasts as long as possible. Misaligned teeth can create excessive forces, potentially dislodging or cracking previous dental work. Proper spacing and alignment of your teeth are essential for both esthetic dental work and the longevity of your dental restorations.

Orthodontic treatment is an investment in your dental health and your smile. It’s also an investment in your overall health, which can translate to long-term cost savings. By choosing adult orthodontics at Feinstein 360 Orthodontics, you’re taking a proactive step toward improving your oral health, preventing costly dental problems, and safeguarding your existing dental work.

Choosing Feinstein 360 Orthodontics

At Feinstein 360 Orthodontics, we specialize in braces and Invisalign and we are committed to transforming your smile and boosting your self-confidence. Our patient-centered approach ensures that each treatment plan is tailored to meet your unique needs and concerns. Embracing the advantages of orthodontics as an adult will allow you to pursue the smile of your dreams. Schedule your complimentary consultation directly online at Feinstein 360 Orthodontics or call us at (804)735-0365 to discuss how we can enhance your smile. Dr. Rachel Feinstein is a board-certified orthodontist who is bilingual in English and Spanish. Our office is conveniently located in Chesterfield, Virginia, near Starbucks in Hancock Village on Hull Street. Together we’ll work to create a plan that aligns with your goals and helps you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile. Your journey to flaunt your “feinest” smile starts with Feinstein 360 Orthodontics.

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