The first thing most people notice about you is your smile.
Dr. James Crouse, owner of The Brace Place in Salisbury, Wicomico County, says that having crooked teeth can hurt more than a first impression. There are also functional issues associated with crooked teeth like a cross bite that can lead to more issues and pain.
Dr. Crouse explains that in addition to the many adolescents that come in for braces, there are many adults who do as well. According to him, there are two types of adults that get braces. There are those who had braces when they were younger and their teeth cave since shifted and they want to get them re-straightened, and then those who never had braces who probably should have a long time ago.
People assume that braces take a long time to fix the problem, they are uncomfortable, and they are not very attractive. Advancements in technology have shortened the treatment time (time with braces on), lessened the force put on your teeth, and changed the look of braces (invisalign).
There is also a new treatment used at The Brace Place called AccelaDent. The device is a small, FDA approved mouthpiece that you put in for 20 minutes a day. The vibrations from the device speed up tooth movement. This provides a more comfortable experience and people are happy with it so far.
The Holiday Guide winner for today is Jackie Morris in Fruitland, Wicomico County. She has won a $50 Visa gift card to The Brace Place!
This segment was sponsored by The Brace Place