4 Ways Orthodontics Can Save You Money
by Dr. Amer Hussain, on Feb 17, 2020 10:00:00 AM
It’s known knowledge that orthodontics can help you get a straighter, healthier smile but did you know it can also help you save money as well? When you straighten your teeth with braces or with Invisalign, the benefits far exceed aesthetics.
Here are the top 4 ways that orthodontics can save you money.
1. Less Dental Fees
When you straighten your teeth, you can correct a variety of dental issues such as crooked teeth, crowded teeth and gaps in the teeth. When these issues are corrected, it can save you money at your dental visits. Straighter teeth mean that they are easier to clean since bacteria and plaque have fewer places to hide.
2. Less Wear and Tear
When your teeth are straight and aligned, your bite will also be balanced. A balanced bite means that your teeth are exerting pressure evenly across all of them. Eating and chewing is strenuous activity for your teeth. If your teeth aren’t aligned you will be exerting pressure unevenly which can result in more wear and tear on certain teeth.
Repairing this wear and tear can mean tooth implants, crowns, bridges or other forms of dental work which can all be very expensive.
3.Improved Dental Hygiene
Like we mentioned earlier, straight teeth are easier to clean which can lower your dental cleaning cost but it can improve your overall dental hygiene (as long as you follow a proper cleaning routine daily). When you have good dental hygiene you lower your risk for cavities, tooth decay and gum disease.
4.It’s a lifetime investment
If you’re considering straightening your teeth with braces or with Invisalign, it’s always important to think of this as a lifetime investment. No, we don’t mean you’ll be paying for your braces or Invisalign forever but the benefit of them can last a lifetime.
A straight smile is a healthy smile. It balances your bite, reduces your chances of developing cavities or other dental diseases and can also eliminate the need for costly cosmetic dentistry like veneers.
By getting orthodontic treatment you can save money in your pocket and enjoy all the benefits of a straight healthy smile. The first step you need to take to begin your journey is to book a consultation with an orthodontist. This consultation will help you get a detailed picture of what your individual treatment may entail.