A beautiful, straight smile is all-important in today’s aesthetically driven society. Although most won’t admit it, an article in the April 2012 Dental Tribune cites that a study conducted by Kelton, a market research group, shows those with a healthy, straight, and symmetrical smile are considered to be happier, healthier, and smarter. We are often judged by our appearance whether we like it or not!

More importantly, if your teeth are in poor alignment, you could be facing a functional problem. Difficulty eating, speaking, and breathing can all result from misaligned teeth and poor jaw posture. Orthodontics, or braces, can correct these functional problems. While orthodontic therapy is admittedly easier in the child patient, you are never too old to begin orthodontics. The number of adults seeking orthodontic treatment has risen dramatically during the past couple decades. Those with healthy teeth and supporting bone are often good candidates for orthodontic treatment. Adult cases take 18 to 24 months to complete, on average.

Central-Dental-Orthodontics1Central Dental offers a wide range of orthodontic services to align and straighten your teeth in the fastest and most effective way possible. Despite the differences in the costs, the level of comfort, and length of treatment, they all deliver lasting results. Traditional braces are still one of the most trusted. Hundreds of patients still get their teeth straightened with the use of metal brackets and wires. Clear aligners, on the other hand, are becoming more and more popular. They are not only comfortable to wear but are also removable and virtually invisible.

If you’re interested in orthodontics (braces) in Little Rock, Conway or Central Arkansas, Central Dental can provide you with treatment options that will achieve beautiful yet functional results. The doctors and team members at Central Dental will work with you to provide a customized treatment plan that will create the amazing smile you’ve been looking for.

If you have questions about orthodontics, please feel free to look over our Orthodontics FAQ.

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