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Orthodontics Awareness Month in Monroe, NY

October is here, and it’s orthodontics awareness month! Have you always wished for a straight, bright smile but didn’t know where to begin to achieve your goals?

This is where orthodontic treatment steps in and gets the job done! Ideal candidates for orthodontic treatment include those with crooked teeth, overcrowded teeth, crossbite, deep bite, open bite, overbite, gapped teeth, and damaged teeth.

Dr. Jacquie Smiles in Monroe, NY would like to educate and bring attention to the health benefits of orthodontic care to our patients for Orthodontics Awareness Month.

To schedule your no-obligation in-office orthodontics appointment in Monroe, NY with Dr. Jacquie Smiles, please call 845-782-4288

Here are reasons why you should get orthodontic treatment now!

Popular Orthodontic Services     

Orthodontists offer more than just braces. Check out the other services you can get at an orthodontist’s office today!

  • Invisalign
  • AcceleDent Aura – Accelerated orthodontics
  • Fillings
  • Bonding
  • Teeth shaping
  • Crowns
  • Dental Implants
  • Veneers
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Clear braces
  • Standard metal braces
  • Ceramic braces

Sometimes a variety of treatments is needed to ensure an overall healthy mouth. A professional will discuss your specific issues during your consultation. 

Maintains Healthy Gums

The early signs of gingivitis are red and bleeding gums. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 42% of adults 30 years old or more have a form of periodontal disease. As the periodontal disease worsens, it causes bone and tooth loss, tooth decay, and loose teeth. Teeth straightening treatment helps prevent food particles and bacteria from getting trapped between teeth and forcing gums to create pockets leading to gum disease. 

Boosts Self-Esteem

Individuals with crooked, crowded, gapped, and damaged front teeth often put their hands over their mouths when they smile, avoid smiling in pictures, and become insecure about how their teeth look. This self-esteem issue can lead to less social interaction, isolation, and depression. However, various orthodontic treatments produce straight, healthy white smiles you can be proud to display.

Provides Relief from IBS Symptoms

Most people don’t immediately link irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) to dental issues. Most likely because IBS produces symptoms such as constipation, cramps, bloating, and diarrhea, making it difficult to assume there is a connection. However, dental issues interrupt the chewing process and cause large pieces of food to be swallowed instead of properly chewing each piece. 

The large pieces cause stomach upset, irritation, and digestive issues that lead to irritable bowel syndrome. Orthodontic treatment for aligning the bite helps you thoroughly chew food and lessens the risk of developing IBS. 

Relief from Head, Shoulder, and Neck Pain

Do your neck and shoulders feel painful throughout the day? Studies have proven that teeth grinding and misaligned teeth have a negative impact on various areas of the body, including painful headaches. The imbalances in the mouth lead to these painful ailments and can be prevented with orthodontic treatment.

Better Sleep

Grinding teeth and clenched jaws interrupt a restful night’s sleep. According to Cedars Sinai, TMJ affects 1 in 10 adults and disrupts sleep. Individuals with TMJ are usually exhausted when they wake up and find it difficult to focus at work or on specific tasks during the day. Correcting dental issues with orthodontic treatment helps relieve TMJ symptoms, sinus issues, constricted airways, and sleep apnea. 

Do you need orthodontic treatments? October is the perfect month to find out which orthodontic treatments are best for your specific situation. 

Schedule an Appointment 

To schedule your no-obligation in-office orthodontics appointment in Monroe, NY with Dr. Jacquie Smiles, please call 845-782-4288 or fill out the contact form to receive more information. Our office is conveniently located near 70 Gilbert Street, Suite 202 Monroe, NY 10950.