Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Ask your Markham and Greater Toronto Orthodontist... Why Are Straight Teeth So Important?
Some people wonder why we work so hard here at Markham Centre Orthodontics to give our patients straight teeth. Of course it's nice to have a smile full of evenly aligned teeth, but did you know that straightening your teeth can keep them healthier? Straight teeth lead to better oral hygiene, increasing your chances of keeping your own natural teeth for a lifetime.
Straight teeth are less prone to decay, because they collect less plaque, the sticky colorless substance that forms on our teeth and leads to tooth decay. Ever had problems flossing or brushing around crooked teeth? Straight teeth are much easier to maintain and keep clean! In addition, in our society, for better or for worse, first impressions count, and a beautiful smile can take you and your children a long way towards a successful career and life.
Of course, your Markham and Greater Toronto Orthodontist, Dr. Tam, works with braces and Invisalign to help align your teeth. He may also work with your dentist or other specialists to help fine tune the details to your new smile.
As we begin to live longer and wish to improve the quality of our lives, straight teeth and a healthy smile play a vital role. Think about enjoying the foods you love and showing a confident smile for those wedding and Facebook pictures! A smile goes a long way! (Yes that is younger Dr. Tam and his wife Amelia during their engagement shoot!)
If you’re wondering whether your teeth might cause you problems because they are out of alignment, give us a call at 905-477-7750 to set up your complimentary consultation. Dr. Tam can help you decide whether or not you will benefit from orthodontic treatment with braces or Invisalign here in Markham and Greater Toronto.