A Smile You Love: Why You Should Invest In Your Smile

It’s no secret that orthodontic treatment is an investment—but that doesn’t mean it can’t be affordable. When considering the lifetime value of a healthy, straight, and white smile, the benefit is far greater.

Confidence is Key

Do you have any idea how many times you smile each day? You smile at your children, your spouse or partner, colleagues at work, the fellow moms in the carpool line…the list goes on and on. You deserve to be proud of your smile—it has the power to affect a multitude of people each day! This is an investment not only in your health but also in your self-confidence and in your future.

We all naturally shy away from scenarios due to our insecurities—I know I sure did. I was so self-conscious of my teeth that I didn’t even smile in my college graduation photos! One of the proudest moments in my life, and I didn’t smile because I wasn’t confident. It wasn’t until I saw my smile improving that I realized what a negative effect my old smile had on my self-esteem. Don’t waste another minute letting your insecurities control your life.

Straight, well-fitting teeth also provide a plethora of health benefits. Not only can a healthy smile decrease the risk of TMJ/TMD and headaches, but it can also improve your speech and help you keep your teeth for a lifetime. A misaligned bite can lead to grinding of the teeth which wears down the enamel and ultimately can result in the loss of teeth. Imagine this—a straight, white, and healthy smile well into your seventies and eighties because of your orthodontic investment! This is what we want for all our patients at Castilla Orthodontics.

Crowded, protruding, extra, or missing teeth can all negatively impact your oral and overall health. Proper cleaning and flossing is significantly more difficult and can lead to plaque or tartar buildup, gingivitis, and gum disease. The latter has been linked to adverse health conditions including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Be proactive in treating your teeth by investing in a straight, healthy smile.

Let’s Talk Finances

Many patients come to me saying “I never knew I could afford orthodontic treatment.” At Castilla Orthodontics, we are proud to offer flexible payment plans, so anyone can achieve a beautiful smile, regardless of financial status. We strive to make orthodontic treatment an affordable investment. We offer both low down payments and extended financing, all at zero interest.

While orthodontic insurance is not necessary for treatment, if you have the coverage, it can be helpful. I recommend thoroughly looking over your policy to fully understand what is covered. Another useful tool to use is a flexible spending account or a health savings account. If offered as a benefit by your employer, both can be used to fund orthodontic treatment.

At the end of the day, it is so important to do your homework before selecting an orthodontist. A beautiful smile is so much more than just straight teeth—it is health, confidence, and joy. For more on how to achieve the smile of your life, visit my personal website at dranacastilla.com.