This blog is dedicated to dental health and how it relates to a person's overall health. I will post articles and subjects relevant to today's most forward thinking on dental health, beauty, and comfort. Your participation and comemnts are welcomed in order to enrich the experience. Dr. Neal
Sunday, May 28, 2017
20 Reasons for Straightening Teeth with Invisalign
Myth Buster #1...Braces are just for kids.
I) We can move teeth on children as well as senior citizens
II) We have options of Invisalign clear aligners as well as clear ceramic brackets and tooth colored wires in additional to the traditional metal brackets.
Myth Buster #2... I am used to my smile, and braces are just to make my teeth look nice.
I) Yes braces will make your teeth look nice and that is a plus. Here are 20 reasons you should straighten your teeth. Did you know that people with straight teeth and nice smiles are judged by others to be:
1) Smarter 2) Happier 3) More Successful 4) More Attractive 5) Healthier 6) More Popular
II) People with proper aligned teeth will actually be healthier and spend less money at the dentist in the long run. They will have less:
7) Tooth Wear 8) Chipping of front teeth 9) Breaking of back teeth 10) Gum Disease 11) Cavities 12) Root Canals 13) Missing Teeth 14) Gum Recession and Sensitivity 15) Food Packing and Bad Breath 16) Dental Visits and Emergencies 17) Implants, Crowns, Bridges, Partials, Dentures, Dental Surgery 18) Lower medical and dental bills 19) TMJ issues 20) Medical Issues Related to Poor Digestion
Myth Buster #3... Invisalign is only for simple adult cases.
1) Invisalign works great on simple cases where only a few aligners are needed and is the preferred method of making minor corrections. 2) Invisalign has evolved quite a bit and works well on complicated cases. 3) Invisalign Teen with special features works well on teenagers.
Born in the Midwest.
Married with 6 children and 3 grandchildren. Attended Maine West High School, Harper Jr College, Northern Illinois University, the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. Practice in Crystal Lake, Illinois.