Your college years are a great time to get braces. College is a major transition in your life and what better way to enter into this new journey, than by achieving the smile you’ve always wanted!
Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment
Whether you are just beginning your college education, or you are an upperclassman finishing up your degree, there are many benefits to orthodontic treatment. These benefits include:
- Improve oral hygiene. Although orthodontic treatment will improve the look of your smile, orthodontic treatment’s ultimate goal is to make the teeth healthier. By straightening teeth, you can brush and floss them more effectively, making oral hygiene easier and lowering your risk for dental decay.
- Lessen risk of other dental problems. With braces, your upper and lower jaw will be aligned in a way that does not place a strain on the related ligaments, muscles, bones, and nerves. With a properly aligned bite, you can also avoid uneven wear on the teeth.
- Increase confidence. As you go through college and earn your degree, you will begin interviewing for jobs within your chosen career field. You’ve honed your skills and earned your education, so don’t let your self-consciousness about your smile hold you back. If you lack confidence due to your smile, it’s important to look into your options to correct it and regain your confidence.
Orthodontic Treatment Options that Suit Your Lifestyle
At King Orthodontics, we strive to provide our patients with a variety of options to help them achieve the smile of their dreams. Our options for braces include:
If you feel self-conscious about wearing the metal brackets that come with traditional braces, consider Invisalign. This system is just as effective as metal braces, but it is more comfortable and nearly invisible. With this system, you will wear a series of clear aligners that gradually and gently move your teeth into the desired position.
Clarity Clear™ Braces
3M Unitek Metal Braces
Damon Self Ligating Braces
Damon Self-Litigating braces use a clip system which holds the archwire in place rather than using elastic ties like traditional braces and are made from the same type of material as traditional braces. With a lower profile, this system tends to cause less discomfort.