How Orthodontics Can Save You Money

Most people associate orthodontic treatment with never ending bills. After all, braces, Invisalign®, and other orthodontic therapies can be expensive. But at Stellar Family Orthodontics in Mukilteo and Mill Creek, Washington, Dr. Chad Carver and the team are dedicated to finding affordable solutions to improve your smile.

We know that when you choose to straighten your teeth with orthodontic therapy, you’re investing in yourself. Braces, Invisalign, and other orthodontic treatments offer more than aesthetic benefits. They actually protect your teeth from damage, decay, and more.

Here are just a few ways orthodontics can save you money:

Better oral hygiene

Straight teeth are easier to clean than crooked teeth. When you have misaligned teeth, plaque and bacteria have many places to hide by wedging themselves in between your teeth. Flossing regularly can also be a challenge if your teeth are slightly rotated.

By straightening your teeth with braces or Invisalign clear aligners, you can help prevent tooth decay, gum disease, tooth infections, and other common dental concerns. Taking excellent care of your oral health now can save you money on treatment in the future. 

If you don’t have tooth decay, you won’t need a cavity filling. Likewise, keeping your gums healthy prevents periodontal disease, so you won’t need scaling and root planing or more costly treatments in a few years.

Reduced tooth damage

When you have straight teeth and a properly aligned bite, pressure on your teeth is distributed evenly. Without proper alignment, your crooked teeth are more susceptible to increased pressure, which can lead to wear and tear on your teeth.

Orthodontic therapy is an affordable way to avoid the costly treatments associated with chipped teeth, cracked or broken teeth, and worn teeth.

Fewer dental visits

Time and money go hand in hand when it comes to investing in your oral health. If you have to schedule dental appointments for restorative dental work, such as crowns, veneers, or bridges, you can expect to pay for multiple office visits on top of your time-consuming treatment.

Choosing orthodontic treatment now saves you the hassle of paying for both dental and orthodontic visits later.

Improved self-esteem

While self-esteem may not seem like a financial problem, it can be if you continue to feel unhappy with your smile. The longer you wait to seek orthodontic care, the more expensive it will be down the road.

For example, if you’re currently considering Invisalign to straighten your smile, you may only need a six-month treatment right now. But once your teeth become increasingly crooked, or your minor overbite turns into a greater problem, your treatment may be longer and more expensive if you decide to seek treatment later in life.

Don’t wait to invest in your smile. Thanks to modern technology and advanced orthodontic techniques, Stellar Family Orthodontics offers a variety of affordable treatments to give you the smile you’ve always wanted. Call a location near you or schedule an appointment online for a free consultation!