Starting Orthodontic Care

Once you begin orthodontic treatment, you may be wearing braces for a while. This process can be considerably more time-intensive than other forms of restorative dental care. That being said, the changes made by your adjustment can bring about big changes to your appearance, and the condition of your oral health. Many people assume that orthodontic work will inevitably involve braces, but your dentist can also offer clear aligners, spacers, and retainers to ensure your smile is adjusted properly. If you are preparing your child to start orthodontic work, they can be more comfortable starting the procedure when the benefits of treatment are made clear to them.

Orthodontic Work Can Take Time, But It Can Deliver Important Improvements

Orthodontic work can require an extended period of time to fully correct your teeth. While this can feel like a commitment, it can help to understand that you gain more than just an improved smile. Your ability to bite and chew can be improved, which can reduce the risk you will develop TMJ problems. You can also have an easier time avoiding cavities, because you will no longer have overlaps in your smile where teeth are harder to clean.

Starting Orthodontic Care For Kids

Dental care for children is important. One reason starting young children on care is advantageous is that it helps them become comfortable with the process of having their oral health cared for. When your dentist recommends starting orthodontic work for your child, they may be uneasy about what the experience will entail. Helping them see the benefits of correcting their alignment issues can help them feel more at ease when they begin the process.

Talk To Dr. Cain About Orthodontic Care

If you are looking into orthodontic work, or if your child is ready to receive braces, talk to Dr. Cain. Our office is proud to offer a variety of important services that provide real oral health care. In addition to orthodontic work, you can come in for restorative, cosmetic, and preventive services. To schedule your appointment, call Healthy Smiles in Gary, IN, today at 219-938-2637. You can also email our office at Our office is proud to serve patients from Gary, Miller, Miller Beach, and all surrounding areas.