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Your Path to a Captivating Smile: The Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment does more than give you a beautiful smile. Learn more about why orthodontic care matters and how you can benefit from treatment.

The Importance of Orthodontics

Oral health is a window into your overall health, and orthodontic problems like misaligned teeth, difficulty chewing, or shifting jaws should be taken seriously. If orthodontic problems are left untreated, you may experience tooth decay, gum disease, and abnormal enamel wear.

Orthodontic treatment can help you:

  • Ensure proper teeth and jaw function
  • Create a healthy smile and facial structure
  • Maintain a good bite for easier chewing and speaking
  • Prevent tooth decay/loss by making teeth easier to clean
  • Avoid expensive dental procedures that could result from untreated orthodontic issues

Should I Try Mail-Order Orthodontic Treatments?

Orthodontic problems are not a quick fix, so we advise patients against seeking at-home treatment options. Orthodontic care is a complex biological process that changes the jaw bones, facial bones, and soft tissue to move teeth into new positions.

To safely and effectively align your teeth and jaws, a thorough in-person exam of the teeth and mouth should be completed before any treatment. This includes X-rays, photos, and an examination of past dental records. With this full-picture view, your orthodontist can develop a custom treatment plan to best address your needs.

At-home treatments don’t ensure you’re working with a certified orthodontist and skip the in-person examination process, leaving much room for guesswork. When it comes to your smile, you shouldn’t leave anything up to chance.

Get The Care You Deserve

The best way to avoid future oral issues is to schedule your first appointment with an AAO orthodontist. By getting your initial consultation on the calendar, you can rest easy knowing you’re one step closer to improving your oral health and smile.


Orthodontic treatment can yield life-enhancing results such as:

  • Better function (biting and chewing)
  • Improved alignment of teeth and jaws
  • Lower risk of dental issues like tooth decay and gum disease
  • Fewer dental emergencies
  • Improved oral hygiene
  • A beautiful smile!

The Orthodontist’s Advice

To get the most out of your orthodontic treatment,  AAO orthodontists recommend that you:

  • Keep your scheduled appointments
  • Alert your orthodontist to problems that may pop up between appointments
  • Watch what you eat and drink, and avoid sugary foods and drinks
  • Brush and floss as instructed by your orthodontist

Orthodontic treatment is a process, but achieving a healthy smile that will last a lifetime is worth the time and effort.

Why Choose an AAO Orthodontist?

AAO members are highly educated specialists who diagnose, prevent, and treat dental and facial irregularities to correctly align teeth and jaws. Qualified orthodontists have:
accumulated years of dental school,
hours of specialized orthodontic training, and are…
focused on aligning teeth and jaws.

Orthodontic Care for All Ages

It’s never too late to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile, and AAO orthodontists can effectively treat patients of all ages. Whether for you or your child, orthodontic treatment can improve dental hygiene, overall health, and self-confidence.

Adult Orthodontics

Today, 1 in 3 orthodontic patients is an adult. Leaving misaligned teeth untreated can lead to dental problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, and difficulty chewing. With orthodontic treatment, you can fix your bite and decrease the potential risk of developing these problems in the future.

Child Orthodontics

Are you considering orthodontic treatment for your child? You’ve come to the right place. The parent’s guide to orthodontics will help you understand how the process works, from understanding early check-ups to post-treatment best practices.

Achieve a Healthy Smile with an AAO Orthodontist

You can achieve a healthy and beautiful smile with orthodontic treatment regardless of your age. To start your journey towards the smile you’ve always dreamed of, find an AAO orthodontist near you and schedule your initial consultation today.