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National Orthodontic Health Month
Posted on 10/18/2016
October is here, and in addition to all the pumpkin carving, ghouls and ghosts, and copious amounts of candy this month brings, October brings another holiday that makes it one of our favorite months: October is National Orthodontic Health Month! While you may not have heard of it yet, this month is dedicated to the cause of spreading awareness of the importance of orthodontic treatment and all it can do for people. So in between reading scary stories and gorging on candy, take some time this month to think about orthodontic care and all the benefits it can bring!

What Is Orthodontic Treatment?

Orthodontics is the science of using technologies and appliances like braces and Invisalign to move teeth to new positions, changing the alignment of the teeth, jaws, and bite. These changes may be small adjustments made for cosmetic purposes or major changes to the entire facial structure, but in every case, they help to improve the appearance and function of the bite and smile. We've seen time and time again how orthodontic treatment can improve a person's life by changing their smile!

Why Get Orthodontic Treatment?

At its most basic level, orthodontic treatment is an investment in your oral health. Straighter teeth are naturally easier to keep clean, which means that improving your smile safeguards the health and strength of your teeth for years to come. But the real benefits of orthodontic treatment are psychological. A new smile imparts a boost of happiness and self-esteem that radiates through every area of your personal and professional life, giving you a renewed sense of confidence in any situation. And because we can move healthy teeth at any age, it's never too late to straighten your smile!

Contact Your San Anselmo, CA Orthodontist

Orthodontic treatment is an investment in your best asset - your smile - and if you'd like to find out more about how orthodontics can help you smile better, we're here to help. Feel free to call us at 415-453-7880 or use our easy online form to request an appointment at our San Anselmo office. If you'd like to learn more about orthodontics and its benefits, we encourage you to read our intro to orthodontics. We can't wait to hear from you, and we hope that in between all the frights and delights of the holiday season, you'll take some time to reflect on your oral health and how orthodontic treatment can improve your life!