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First Impressions

As the old saying goes, you never get a second chance to make a first impression; and as unjust as it may seem, first impressions are often based, at least partially, on appearance. A firm handshake accompanied by a warm smile can make all the difference when it comes to professional opportunities and social interactions. That being said, not everyone is lucky enough to have a naturally beautiful smile. Crooked or misaligned teeth can dampen your confidence, and affect how others see you.

A Beautiful Smile is Within Reach

Now, more than ever before, a radiant smile is within reach of everyone. Orthodontic treatment, once defined by awkward adolescent grins sporting an assortment of metal wires, has evolved into a practical solution for improving the smiles of teens, adults, and even children. By utilizing the body’s natural ability to adapt, orthodontic apparatuses apply gentle, consistent pressure to reshape bone and gently reposition teeth.

The stigma associated with orthodontic correction devices has all but disappeared with the development of clear and tooth-colored braces as well as clear aligners. Metal braces are still an option, but no longer a prerequisite.

More Than an Aesthetic Improvement

Although the main reason adults seek orthodontic correction is to improve their smile, proper tooth alignment is important for other reasons as well. Correctly positioned teeth help you to chew and speak more effectively and are easier to keep clean—reducing the occurrence of cavities and the development of gum disease.

Somewhere around the age of seven bite problems often become apparent, and should be evaluated right away. Orthodontic correction will be recommended for anyone developing an underbite, crossbite, or excessive overbite, as well as an open bite (where a gap remains between the bottom and top rows of teeth when the jaw is closed). Treatment may also be suggested to relieve overcrowding or excessive spacing between teeth.

Orthodontics for Children, Teens, and Adults

Bite problems are corrected by moving teeth, and although this sounds difficult, it is actually quite simple when you understand how your teeth are supported. They are not locked into your jawbone, but are cradled in a hammock-like structure called the periodontal ligament. This ligament is very sensitive to any type of force, and is responsive to the gentle pressure exerted by orthodontic appliances.

Because the natural growth processes help move teeth into the correct position, it is of course ideal to receive orthodontic treatment during childhood. The rapid changes going on throughout the body during this time make it easier to utilize certain appliances, for example the palatial expander, which is used to create more room in a crowded mouth. Treatment during childhood often reduces the time needed for treatment and usually yields superior results.

Despite the distinct advantages of orthodontics for children, healthy teeth can be effectively realigned at any age. At Pure Dental Spa, we understand that adults and older teens are looking for treatment options that are not readily visible, allowing them to feel more comfortable and confident using them. That is why we offer all the newest technological advances—including Invisalign, invisible lingual braces, and tooth-colored ceramic braces.

The Pure Dental Spa Advantage

Every orthodontic appliance, fixed or removable, has its own advantages and disadvantages. When you book a consultation with the orthodontist at our Bloomingdale & West Loop locations, you will receive a complete examination, enabling us to recommend the best treatment options for your situation.

Our team is not only dedicated to providing the finest dental and orthodontic care available, but doing so in a stress-free, and relaxing environment. We want you to leave feeling better about yourself and your smile, and we will do everything possible to ensure your complete satisfaction.

At Pure Dental Spa in Bloomingdale & West Loop, we provide orthodontic services for children, teens, and adults in a comfortable spa atmosphere. Book your consultation today.