Why Good Oral Health is Important

Why Good Oral Health is Important

Have you ever wondered why your dentist or orthodontist always goes on about brushing, flossing, and wearing your retainers at night? Sometimes, you might feel that you’re too busy to floss every day or keep up with these other good habits. However, you shouldn’t overlook them. Here are a few reasons why good oral health is important.

Avoid Infections

First of all, maintaining good oral health will help you to avoid infections in your gums, teeth, and mouth. There are a lot of oral infections that can be painful and irritating if they develop. Bacteria that are found on your teeth and in your mouth can end up causing gum disease and infection, decay of the teeth, and even infections and viruses. You could experience Gingivitis, which is a gum infection, or Periodontal Disease, which causes the loss of mouth bone and tissue. There are many other issues from Dental Caries to Canker Sores to Oral Herpes. Just think, you could most likely prevent all of these issues simply by brushing and flossing consistently and by following any other advice that your dentist or orthodontist gives you.

Prevent Future Issues

Keeping up with your healthy oral habits is also important because it will help you to prevent future oral health issues. In addition to infections, there are a lot of additional issues that you could experience that could affect your health and happiness. If you’re consistent with your flossing and brushing, you could prevent future cavities and tooth decay. Wearing your retainers at night will help keep your teeth straight, preventing the need for braces or Invisalign again in the future.

Boost Confidence

Finally, taking care of your oral health will help to boost your confidence. If you have a straight, white, beautiful smile, you’ll feel confident as you’re talking and laughing with others. If you’re self-conscious about a mouth infection or crooked teeth that you have, it could end up seriously impacting your relationships, and as a result, your quality of life. Good oral health can truly bring you happiness.

So, now that you know a few of the reasons why oral health is so important, make sure that you’re taking care of your teeth every day. Follow the advice of your dentist and orthodontist to keep your smile straight, healthy, and beautiful. This will help you to have a healthier and happier life that is free of teeth-related worries.

Are you looking for an orthodontist to help you keep up with your oral health? Click here to request an appointment with McAllister Orthodontics. 

Don’t Want Braces? Invisalign can be an Easier Alternative

Don’t Want Braces? Invisalign can be an Easier Alternative

Are you looking for orthodontic treatment for yourself or your child? Have you dreamed of having a straight, beautiful smile to boost your confidence? Many people feel the same way but have avoided orthodontic treatment because they don’t want to deal with the inconveniences of wire, metal braces. Luckily, Invisalign can be an easier alternative.

Less Noticeable

First of all, Invisalign is a lot less noticeable than metal braces. Metal braces can visually present a sharp contrast against the whiteness of your teeth, especially if you have colored bands on them. If you want to straighten your teeth but want your orthodontic equipment to be a little lower profile, try Invisalign. As the name implies, Invisalign is a more “invisible” method of teeth straightening. Dr. McAllister will create custom aligners (which are like plastic retainers) for you that are clear and less noticeable.  As you wear them each day, you will transform your smile.

Easier for Daily Activities

Invisalign can also be easier for you to wear for your day-to-day activities. If you know someone who has ever played contact sports with metal braces (and without a mouthguard), you’ll know that a blow to the face can turn the inside of your cheeks and lips into a bloody mess. You won’t have to deal with that pain when you wear Invisalign. Invisalign can also make eating easier.  You don’t have to avoid all of the hard and sticky foods that braces-wearers have to avoid, since you can take out your aligners while you’re eating, and then simply clean your teeth before you put them back in. It’s likely that you’ll feel less stressed and self-conscious when you wear Invisalign daily.

Shorter Appointments

Another benefit of getting Invisalign for your teeth as opposed to braces is that you’ll have shorter orthodontic appointments. Rather than spending what can feel like hours in the dental chair as your orthodontist  tightens each wire and bracket on your braces, you’ll be in and out in a few minutes. Your orthodontist, Dr. McAllister  will just ensure that your teeth are following the Invisalign treatment plan he created, and make any adjustments that might be needed.

So, if you want to boost your confidence, or the confidence of your child by getting a straight, stunning smile, remember that braces aren’t your only option. Invisalign can be less noticeable, easier for daily activities, and will guarantee shorter orthodontic appointments. Now you can get the straight smile you’ve been dreaming of without the frustrations of braces.

Are you excited about the prospect of getting a straight, beautiful smile? Click here to request an appointment and get started today with McAllister Orthodontics.