Your smile is an important part of your life.
Fair or not, surveys have shown that having a nice smile can make you seem friendlier, more successful, and more attractive. That also could explain why our smiles affect our self-confidence as well.
If you have crooked or crowded teeth, gaps in your smile, or bite issues, you may feel self-conscious about letting other people see your teeth. We know because we’ve met many patients at our Panama City, FL dental office who felt compelled to hide their mouths the first time they met us.
You can change to your smile, however, and our orthodontic care could be just what you need to make that happen. In fact, at Panama City Smiles, you have options for how you want to make those changes.
To find which service is right for you, start by calling 850-588-0185 to set up a consultation.
What You Can Do
As noted above, orthodontics can transform your smile in multiple ways. Find the right treatment for you depends on how severe your alignment issues are as well as some more subjective concerns.
Traditional braces will give you the results that you want. Metal brackets and wire have been around for several decades, and they are still used because they work. Braces can and have been used to correct practically any alignment issue that you may have.
For patients who want a less obvious option, you can choose clear ceramic braces instead. These also used brackets and wires, but the brackets more closely match the color of your teeth. That makes them less noticeable during your treatment.
You can get more discreet with ClearCorrect aligners. The aligners are like a series of smaller, custom-fitted mouthguards. You’ll wear each one of a few weeks at a time before moving on to the next one in the series.
They are generally better for patients with mild or moderate alignment issues. Since the aligners are transparent, they can seem practically invisible when placed on your teeth.
Pulling Teeth Can Improve Your Smile
If you have major crowding, you make want to consider a tooth extraction before you begin your orthodontic care.
Crowding can have a big impact on how long it takes to reposition your teeth, and it can contribute to other oral health issues as well. By taking out a few teeth before you start moving them, you can complete your treatment sooner … and have a better-looking smile when you are finished.
We’ll do everything we can to make this process as pain-free as it can be. That includes offering you neck pillows and warm towels as well as a local anesthetic so you don’t feel anything.
To Change Your Smile, You Have to Get Started
Change is possible, but only if you choose to take that first step. That means scheduling a consultation with one of our doctors at Panama City Smiles. During your visit, we can assess your situation, discuss your options, and give you the information you need to make the right decision for you.
Contact us online or call 850-588-0185 today to request your appointment.