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Have you ever wondered if you should straighten your teeth? If so, you have come to the right place! Our orthodontist, Dr. James Karhohs with James V. Karhohs, DDS, MS, PC in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has had the extra education needed to answer your questions about why you should straighten your teeth.

First of all, there are several types of orthodontic treatments available. Traditional braces, for example, are more common, especially among teenagers and young adults. Having the metal wires and brackets help adjust your smile into the correct alignment is ideal for many people and their situation. However, there are also ceramic options available as well, which are more discreet and popular among adults. The most popular style of orthodontic treatments is clear aligners, such as Invisalign® because there are no food restrictions and very hard to notice while wearing them and can be used on many different alignment issues.

Having the right kind of braces for your smile is a necessity because every smile is different and have unique needs to reach the correct alignment. Having correctly aligned teeth have also been shown to recover self-esteem and are easier to clean preventing situations like cavities and gum disease. Did you also know, when your teeth are in the ideal alignment, they are also less likely to injuries such as chipped teeth, cracked teeth, or fractured teeth? Yes, it’s true!

If you still have questions about orthodontics and would like to come in and speak to a professional for a consultation, please call us today at 616-784-4300 for an appointment. Our team is happy to look at your smile and give you the best advice we can for your ideal alignment needs.