Give the Gift of a New Smile This Christmas
Is there anything that brings joy and cheer like the holiday season? Christmas lights soften the frigid nights and people just seem to be filled with that good Christmas feeling. But for some people, more reasons to smile isn’t something to smile about. For people who are embarrassed of their smiles, more social gatherings filled with eating and talking and laughing can feel more like a nightmare than a dream.
Your smile directly affects your confidence because it’s one of the first things that people notice about you. Our human facial expressions include big smiles – even blind babies smile! And people notice when you smile with just your lips. It gives the impression of being closed off, uncomfortable, and disinterested. So this Christmas, we think the best gift you can give is the gift of a smile! Whether it’s a gift to yourself or to a loved one, we can’t think of a better way to spread the Christmas cheer.
Invisalign systems are clear, plastic polymer aligner trays that slowly straighten minor cosmetic issues like gaps and overlapping teeth. They are a discreet way to correct your smile on your timeline. You can take them out for meals, so there are no diet restrictions, and you can take them out for photos and big moments like presentations.
Invisalign solutions are designed using the latest technology for mapping your smile, but the customization doesn’t stop there! Your team at Hodge Orthodontics will design your smile every step of the way, giving you a picture of what your smile will look like when your Invisalign treatment is complete. Our iTero Element scanners map out the current shape and position of your teeth and our team builds the Invisalign solution to fit your smile and its progression.
Because your Invisalign system is designed just for you, there’s no need to visit the orthodontist to tighten or adjust braces and there’s no discomfort during these processes or in everyday use. Every step of your Invisalign journey is mapped out and designed to move your teeth into the most desirable position for a bright, straight smile with no discomfort and no hassle.
Invisalign works best for minor orthodontic corrections. For bigger concerns, check below.
For serious gaps, highly overcrowded teeth, and other serious orthodontic problems, you should consider braces. There are metal and ceramic options available today that are very discreet, no matter your age. Braces are a favorite choice among orthodontists because they are able to treat even the most severe dental issues, including:
- Crooked teeth
- Jaw misalignment
- Missing permanent teeth
- Floating teeth
- Narrow palates
But braces aren’t just a tool to create better smiles – they’re also used to help improve your dental health. Tooth and bite problems can affect your chewing, cause gum disease, encourage tooth decay, and cause headaches and issues with speaking correctly.
There are also options beyond typical orthodontia for special or highly specific cases. If you’re missing many or all of your teeth you may want to consider dental implants. Dental implants are like permanent dentures. But unlike dentures, they are set into your jawbone, which stimulates the bone and keeps it from receding and ruining your jawline.
For broken teeth, veneers and caps can help even out your smile and give you a very natural look. Whitening also helps beautify a smile, whether or not it’s exactly perfect. A gap or an off-center tooth can be charming! But if it’s causing you emotional distress, we want to help you fix it.
For a consultation with Dr. Hodge, just contact Hodge Orthodontics today! We have in-person and virtual consultations available. Some services – like putting on your braces for example – obviously cannot be performed virtually, so please make sure you’re comfortable coming in. We take every precaution, and sterilize the whole office every few hours.