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Braces in Kokomo & Peru, Indiana

Ladd Orthodontics braces and invisalign

Dr. Emerick, DDS, MS

Beautiful Smiles to Match Beautiful People

Chances are you have known a great number of people who have had braces on their teeth. According to Humana, there are over 4 million Americans currently wearing braces, and of those wearing braces, a quarter of these are adults. With braces being so prevalent, it is clear they have major advantages for the dental health of many people. There are many benefits to braces, and as a result, every day people make the decision to obtain braces, commonly on the recommendation of their orthodontist.We all want that flawless smile to match the way you feel inside. However, life gets in the way. You may get bogged down with work, errands, responsibilities and activities. All of this makes it just too easy to put braces on the backburner. However, you have options that can easily accommodate your lifestyle and budget. Whether you choose traditional braces or clear aligners, we’ll find something that works for you.

Benefits of Braces

We hear all the time that first impressions matter. That’s why we know that having a winning smile is a key factor to contributing to your confidence.The most obvious advantage of braces is their ability to straighten teeth. By straightening teeth, braces make individuals feel better both physically and personally. Braces can straighten teeth in several ways. First, they can help to align crooked teeth, which may have grown in haphazardly. Second, they can help close gaps that have developed between teeth, giving them a more straightened look. Finally, they can help better space teeth that have grown too close together, preventing a clustered look. All of these are ways that teeth can be straightened by braces, and each is both an aesthetic improvement as well as a healthy one. Improving your smile can be one of the greatest investments you’ll ever make. We’re here to help accomplish that in every way we can.
Straight, attractive teeth are more than just aesthetically pleasing. Braces are worth it for your health in the long run. People don’t always realize it, but your oral health affects every part of your life and your body. These include your liver, your gums and even your digestion. Our team helps to avoid common health risks well in advance by giving you the best treatment possible.

Who Should Get Braces?

At LADD Orthodontics, we want to make sure anyone in need of braces is covered. It can be difficult to recognize the right timing to look into getting braces. That’s why our Ladd Orthodontics team takes things case by case. We know that it’s a personal decision each and every person has to make. We offer braces for kids, teens and adults to correct the alignment of anyone’s teeth. Once the decision has been made to obtain braces, it is time to consider the types of braces to obtain. This is where any aesthetic concern about the braces themselves can be addressed. There are multiple types of braces, and many looks to choose, depending on one’s preference. Unlike some perceptions, braces are no longer as uncomfortable and noticeable as they were in previous decades. Stainless steel braces are by far the most common. These are made up of wires and brackets. Overall, the decision to obtain braces is your own. There are many benefits, as have been listed here. They can help prevent future gum disease and damage to teeth. They can straighten teeth, close gaps in teeth, and better space out teeth, all resulting in a more confident smile. They can help prevent future discomfort and weakness due to misalignment of teeth or bite. They can also make you feel better about both your oral health and your appearance. If you are considering braces, please call our helpful Ladd Orthodontics team, and we’d be happy to make an appointment.

What Will Braces Correct?

  • Gaps
  • Crowding
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Misalignment
Come in for a checkup at our Ladd Orthodontics office. We’d love to meet you.
Dr. Emerick and Ladd Orthodontics are shown here discussing the different types of occlusions (bites) patients present with. Braces are very effective at correcting both over and under bites, and correct your teeth into perfect alignment.