Why get braces? A guide for prospective patients

Find out how braces can improve your appearance, improve your health, make you look beautiful, and even possibly lower your risk of heart disease. View before and after pictures of orthodontic patients. Find out about the risks of orthodontics and how to avoid the unsafe dentists.

Background - Why Get Braces

Braces are one of the things you can do for your kids to insure their health throughout their lifetime. Surveys have indicated that people who have had braces look better and feel better about themselves. They live longer and have a statistically lower risk of cardiovascular disease.

Braces are not only for kids. Presently, 20% of the orthodontic patients are over 18; people as old as 60 have had successful orthodontic treatment.

Read on to find out more about braces. The risks and rewards, and what you can do to improve your health and your children's health.

Why get braces? Orthodontic treatment improves your smile.

Your smile is the most striking part of your face. Look in the mirror. Do you like your smile now? Can your smile be improved?

Think about how you react to someone with a pretty smile. Do you find them more attractive? Will you be more attractive with an appealing smile?

Orthodontic treatment will make your smile look fabulous. The fabulous smile will last for the rest of your life. Think about how a fabulous smile will improve your life. Orthodontic treatment will also make your face look delightful. Wouldn't a delightful face be wonderful?

The picture below show an example of how much orthodontic treatment can improve your face.

The American Association Of Orthodontics (AAO) has a new program called a smile bank, which uses computer imaging to show you how much better your face will look after orthodontic treatment. Contact the AAO at 1-800-787-2444

before braces
Before
after braces
After
after braces
After

These pictures were published, by Dr David Sarver, DMD MS, in the American Journal Of Orthodontics, 110(1996) 128. © 1996, the American Association of Orthodontists, with permission

Famous people get braces

Tom Cruise, Isaac Hanson, Jennifer Elise Cox, one of the stars of the Brady Bunch, and Canadian rock star EMJAY, have had braces within the last year. Gwen Stephani from the band no doubt wears braces occasionally because the make her feel young. Many other famous people have had braces. Click here for famous people with braces.

Tom Cruise With Braces
Tom Cruise With Braces

You can get the same braces as Tom Cruise Isaac Hanson or Jennifer Elise Cox.

People also make stylish braces that enhance your face

How many people need orthodontic treatment?

About 70% of people in the US need orthodontic treatment.

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