February is Gum Disease Awareness Month.

You might be wondering why a practice that’s focused on orthodontic care would bring this up. After all, we don’t treat periodontal problems at our office. At the same time, we do offer a service that can help you reduce your risk of developing gum disease.

When your teeth are crooked or crowded, they can be an obstacle to cleaning certain parts of your mouth. By straightening your teeth, you can more easily reach those spaces between your teeth and gums, which is better for your long-term oral health.

Plus, when you are finished, you can have a more attractive smile.

If you’ve been wondering whether you should straighten your teeth, consider this another reason to call Orthodontic Alliances to schedule your consultation. You can reach us at 219-809-6584 (Michigan City) 219-841-7795 (Portage) 219-440-6512 (St. John)  to make an appointment at any of our Indiana locations.

Before You Begin …

There is another reason to be concerned about periodontal disease. Statistics show that nearly half of American adults (30 years and older) have some form of periodontitis. If you are one of them, you should consider treating that issue before you start moving your teeth.

On the flip side, having straight teeth will make it easier to floss between them when your treatment is complete. That’s important because gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. Being able to clean between your teeth correctly can do a lot to stop those kinds of problems.

Find The Right Treatment For Your Perfect Smile

If you do want to transform your smile, you have plenty of options at any Orthodontic Alliances office.

We offer traditional braces and ceramic braces, which can correct practically any alignment issue you may have with your smile. That certainly includes having teeth that overlap one another or are crowded together. If you do choose one of these options, we’ll explain how you should clean your teeth during your treatment to avoid periodontal problems during this time.

Invisalign aligners offer an alternative treatment. The aligners fit over your teeth and gently push them into new positions. Since they can be removed during meals and for your daily oral hygiene, you may find they make it easier to maintain your oral health. With Invisalign, you can continue brushing and flossing as you do today. You are likely to find this becomes easier and more effective as your teeth become straighter and straighter.

Create A Healthier Smile

If you’ve been thinking of correcting your smile for a while, now is the time to do something about it. Our team at Orthodontic Alliances have decades of combined experience helping patients across Indiana create straighter and more beautiful smiles.

With our variety of services, we can help you find the orthodontic option that will work for you and your lifestyle. Take control of your smile and your oral health. Contact us online today or call 219-809-6584 (Michigan City) 219-841-7795 (Portage) 219-440-6512 (St. John) to request your consultation soon.