Why We Are Thankful for Orthodontic Care

Every November, we take time for gratitude. We are so thankful to be able to help you transform your healthy, happy smile. In honor of Thanksgiving, we’re spreading the word about everything you need to know when it comes to orthodontics! Whether you’ve never received orthodontic care or are quite seasoned in the world of braces, aligners, and retainers, we are here to help educate you on how vital orthodontia is and how it can positively impact your life.

For the orthodontic newcomer

Many people, especially adults, are intimidated by the prospect of beginning orthodontic treatment. While it may seem like a big commitment, we want to assure you that there is nothing to worry about. You will have to make some lifestyle changes when adjusting to your appliances, but these will soon become ingrained in your day-to-day routine. Listening to your orthodontist and committing to a simple, step-by-step plan for your treatment will help make the process more streamlined than ever!

Health benefits you may not have considered

Many people think braces’ sole purpose is to straighten misaligned teeth. While this is often a primary focus of orthodontic treatment, aesthetics are just one of many perks that come along with treatment.

Some of the issues we treat include malocclusions (bad bites), crowding, and even poor mouth function when eating, breathing, and speaking. How your upper and lower teeth rest against each other, the position of your tongue, and your palate’s size all impact your health. Correcting these problems can prevent or treat things like sleep apnea, snoring, and labored breathing during exercise. We’re grateful to be able to make such a difference in our patients’ lives!

Thinking of coming back for more?

As long as you follow our orthodontists’ instructions, you’ll enjoy a healthy, aligned smile for life. However, if you skip wearing retainers, orthodontic treatment is something that you may need more than once. If your teeth have shifted since your last round of orthodontic treatment, it may be time for a touch-up. There are many ways that we can treat specific sections of your teeth, correct bite issues, or refit you for a retainer if you stopped wearing yours for a while! Long story short: your smile deserves a second chance, and orthodontic treatment isn’t necessarily a one-and-done experience.

For more information, or if you would like to book an appointment, call Hutta & Hutta Orthodontics at 614-423-8177!