“New Year, New Me” is on everyone’s lips, but while the New Year is an opportunity to make lifestyle changes, it is important to set goals to see them come to fruition. This goes without saying, Have you set your smile goals? Do you what you’d like to improve, how straight you’d like them to be? The good news is whatever your 2020 dental hygiene and smile goals are, we can absolutely help you make them happen, meanwhile, here are some resolutions you shouldn’t omit if beautifully aligned teeth are your end goal.

Visit your dentist

The road to straight teeth starts in the dentist’s office. Consulting an expert is always the best way to go, especially when we are talking about oral health. Your dentist will examine the teeth and recommends the most suitable braces. If there is any damage or other problem, the dentist will recommend taking care of it first before you get braces. Also, you will get much-needed advice and guidance on how to care for your teeth more effectively.

Don’t say no to braces yet!

Braces work to align and straighten the teeth, which is exactly what you need in order to achieve that 2020 smile goal. It’s not uncommon for people to look for “shortcuts” hoping they can get straight teeth without braces, but the reality is different. Don’t reject the idea of braces when the dentist mentions them. Remember, they are suitable for people of all ages.

Beware of internet/mail ordered aligners

You have probably come across websites claiming you can get straight teeth just by ordering aligners from a mold of your teeth, without the need to undergo treatment by a trained orthodontist. While these aligners may seem practical and convenient, they can do more harm than good to your teeth and gums. To avoid severe oral health complications, loss of teeth and future misalignment, it is safest to undergo teeth straightening from a trained orthodontist.

To learn more about how to start treatment visit: www.norwalkorthodontics.com