If you’re unhappy with crooked teeth, you’ve probably been considering braces. Maybe you’ve been putting it off for a while, unsure what to do about your teeth. But the time for uncertainty might be over. Now is a great time to get braces. Here’s why. 

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Better Orthodontic Options Than Ever

Now is an exciting time to get your teeth straightened because we have so many treatment options for you. The one we recommend depends on your treatment goals and the current state of your teeth. 

If you are looking for fast treatment, Six Month Smiles usually lives up to its name. If you’re a candidate, you can usually have a straight smile in about six months. This system uses wires and brackets, but they are advanced and very subtle. 

If you want to get your teeth straightened without wires and brackets, Invisalign is a powerful technique. It’s better and faster than ever, and it works on more cases than in the past. 

We even have powerful approaches that can alter the shape of your jaw. Functional orthodontic approaches don’t just straighten your teeth, they can expand your airway and even improve your profile. 

We can even use porcelain veneers for minor straightening without orthodontics. 

Younger Is Generally Better

If you are considering braces, it’s generally better to get braces when you’re younger. Braces are often recommended for teens and young adults because developing jaws make moving teeth easier. 

Plus, your risk of gum disease is lower when  you’re younger. Since braces and other orthodontic treatment can increase your risk of gum disease during treatment (it lowers it after treatment), younger is better. 

And the sooner you get your teeth straightened, the more time you have to enjoy your beautiful, straight smile. 

You’re Never Too Old

On the other hand, you’re never too old to get orthodontic treatment. As we mentioned above, the main concern as you get older is gum disease. If you are healthy and prepared to carefully follow hygiene instructions during treatment, you can safely get braces at any age. Even having osteoporosis and taking bisphosphonates doesn’t mean you can’t straighten your teeth. It might mean that treatment will take a little longer, though.

Financing Is Available

Another good reason to get orthodontics now is that there are great financing options. Because cosmetic dentistry is more popular than ever, there are more options for financing than in the past. There are many ways to get interest-free financing for orthodontic treatment, or you can choose low monthly regular payment for your treatment. 

Is 2020 the Year of Your Straight Smile?

If you’re considering straightening your smile in Orange County, NY, we can talk to you about your options and help you decide what is right for you. Please call (845) 783-6466 today for an appointment with a Harriman cosmetic dentist at Harriman Family Dentistry.