Straight Teeth Matter for Oral Health

Orthodontics for Oral Health

Oral health is often taken for granted. Your mouth is a window into the health of your body that shows signs of nutritional deficiencies or general infection. Systemic diseases may first become apparent because of mouth lesions or other oral problems.

Some 100 million Americans fail to seea dentist each year, even though regular dental examinations and good oral hygiene can prevent most dental disease. Many people believe that they need to see a dentist only if they are in pain or think something is wrong, but regular dental visits can contribute to a lifetime of good oral health.

You can practice good oral hygiene by always brushing your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, cleaning between your teeth once a day with floss or another interdental cleaner, replacing your toothbrush every three or four months and by eating a balanced diet and limiting between-meal snacks. Don't forget to schedule regular dental check-ups to keep your smile, and yourself, healthy.

Straight Teeth Matter

Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics the dental specialty concerned with the diagnosis, prevention, interception, guidance and correction of bad bites. The purpose of orthodontic treatment is to create a healthy bite—straight teeth that properly meet opposing teeth in the opposite jaw. A good bite makes it easier for you to bite, chew and speak.
If your teeth are crowded, protrusive, spaced too far apart, meet in an abnormal way, or do not meet at all, correction may be recommended. Braces and aligners are the “appliances” orthodontists most commonly use to guide your teeth into their proper positions. Retainers preserve and stabilize the results of your orthodontic treatment.

In the past, orthodontic treatment was associated with children and teens, but today many adults seek orthodontic treatment to correct long-standing problems, or problems that stem from maturational changes. Orthodontists can help people of any age achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.

Invisalign treatment with invisible and removal trays gradually reposition misaligned teeth without the inconvenience and discomfort of traditional wire braces. As you progress through the Invisalign trays and improve your bite alignment, other significant health advantages are taking affect.

From reducing your risk of gum disease to improving bite functions and overall dental health, there are many clear benefits when you choose to undergo Invisalign treatment.

Invisalign addresses jaw-related issues by improving alignment. Untreated bite problems can lead to more serious oral complications, including cavities, tooth loss, gum infection, enamel erosion and even difficulties with speech or eating.

Like traditional braces, Invisalign also corrects a range of tooth misplacement. Crooked, gapped and crowded teeth are no match for this treatment, which uses a series of progressive disposable aligners to gradually align teeth.

Make 2021 the Year of Oral Health

We invite you to make 2021 a great year by focusing on your health & smile. Pleasant Hill’s Dr. Jennifer L. Martin and team love transforming lives, one smile at a time. We work one-to-one with each patient to determine their clinical needs and care goals, and then develop individual treatment paths to create their healthy new smile.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

We are here for you & want to get your caught up. We are contacting patients about re-scheduling. You can also take the proactive step to contact us to schedule at your convenience. We make every effort to move your appointment in a timely manner, but you should expect a slightly longer appointment than before due to safety protocols.

We offer complimentary consultations at our Pleasant Hill, CA orthodontic office, serving Martinez, Concord, Walnut Creek and Lafayette. Please call to learn more and schedule your consultation, today.

Dr. Martin and everyone at Jennifer L. Martin, DDS, look forward to welcoming you to our practice. We would love to develop a long-term relationship with you, while making the beautiful smile of your dreams a reality!

Jennifer L. Martin, D.D.S.
401 Gregory Lane, Suite 126
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Phone: (925) 676-8485

Email: martinorthodontics@att.net

 

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