Here it is, goodbye 2016 and Hello 2017! Have you made any resolutions yet? Deciding to improve your overall health is one great way to start off the new year. Many of our resolutions begin with crash diets or extreme fitness programs to work off all those Christmas cookies and extra calories, but all too often, we don’t keep that up for very long.

But what if there were one permanent change you could make, one that would both enhance your appearance and improve your overall health? Fortunately, there is!

One change that will last a lifetime is orthodontic care. Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you – are you proud to show off your pearly whites or feeling self-conscious about the condition of your smile?

Millions of adults struggle with misaligned bites and crooked teeth every day, many of them mistakenly believing that braces are just for children or teens, or that they’re too unsightly for a grown-up social life. But today’s orthodontics really are for kids from 1 to 92!

It’s becoming more and more common for adults to consider braces as a way to correct their orthodontic issues. The availability of barely noticeable orthodontic options, like ceramic braces and Invisalign® aligners, as well as advances in traditional metal braces, means adults feel more comfortable than ever in seeking orthodontic treatment.

If you’re considering a new smile for the new year, read ahead to find how CHT Orthodontics can make this one resolution that’s easy to keep!

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Why adults are choosing braces

One of the unfortunate side effects of aging is that it can cause your teeth to shift, resulting in crooked teeth and overcrowding. This can lead to jaw and mouth pain, and it can also change your smile. Even adults who wore braces as teens may find that their teeth have shifted with age. In addition, there are many adults who needed braces as children who were unable to receive orthodontic treatment when they were younger.

The good news is that these adults can turn to braces as a treatment option now!

Options for braces available today

There are many different types of braces available now! Modern metal braces are much smaller than they were in the past, resulting in less pain and discomfort, as well as being less noticeable. Ceramic braces are similar to traditional braces, but they are clear or tooth-colored, making them a very subtle option. Invisalign® uses clear, soft, and flexible aligners to achieve the perfect smile.

With so many different options, orthodontic care and treatment has never been more convenient, easy, and discreet!

Braces improve your overall health

Multiple studies have found that misaligned teeth can lead to greater plaque buildup, which can cause an increase in bacteria in the mouth. This, in turn, can result in periodontal disease. Left untreated, periodontal disease has even been linked to heart disease.

Dental problems can also affect the way you chew, sometimes causing difficulty and pain when eating. In addition, many dental problems can result in jaw and neck pain and persistent headaches.

Teeth that are correctly aligned are easier to clean, which can make teeth more resistant to decay and less susceptible to gum disease or tooth loss. Correct alignment may also prevent the kind of tooth and jaw discomfort that can come from uneven wear.

There’s no question that correcting dental issues with braces improves your oral health and makes you feel healthier all over!

Start 2017 off right with CHT Orthodontics

It’s a wonderful feeling to have a fantastic smile you’re not afraid to show off, and the associated health benefits are a huge plus. You can start the new year off right by scheduling a free consultation with our friendly front office team! CHT recognizes that adults and children have different needs, and require different levels of attention and care. We work with our adult clients to ensure they receive the most appropriate treatments, and that their specific needs are met with understanding and respect from us.

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Experience and quality service is important to all of us here at CHT Orthodontics. From your first appointment, your care will be in the hands of a highly trained orthodontist and supported by staff members with respect and experience in their field. We keep you informed every step of the way. We want you to understand every aspect of your treatment at all times!

CHT uses only the highest quality orthodontic materials, including Invisalign® clear aligners, and top-notch metal and clear braces. Better technology ensures greater efficiency, comfort, and results.

With a new year here, there’s never been a better time to improve the quality of your life with a new smile! What are you waiting for? Make 2017 your best year yet by discovering the benefits of adult orthodontic treatment yourself. To learn more about the benefits of adult orthodontics, contact our practice today to schedule your free consultation. We know all about busy schedules, and we’ll work with you to make sure each office visit is as convenient as possible.

We’re excited to hear from you, and to start off a brand new year helping you work on a brand new smile!