Orthodontic Patient Information
Our office is committed to providing you with the highest quality of care.
Our office is committed to providing you with the highest quality of care. We will make every effort to ensure that your first visit with us is a comfortable and informative experience. Please feel free to e-mail or call us with any questions.
The practice of Dr. Zaidi has the specialized equipment, facility and staff to properly address today’s most demanding orthodontic needs in a warm and caring environment. We are located at 1226 South Broad Street, Wallingford CT. Dr. Zaidi can be reached at Wallingford Office Phone Number 203-269-1014. Our fax number is 203-265-2427.
WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF BRACES ANYWAY ?
A great smile always gives a great first impression!
Your smile is a big part of your identity and how you are perceived by your peers. Improving your smile is one of the most valuable investments you can make to improve your overall appearance and self-image.
A healthy mouth for a lifetime!
As important as appearance can be, the benefit of braces goes beyond just esthetics. Straight teeth help an individual more effectively bite, chew, and even speak. It may come as a surprise that straight teeth contribute to healthy teeth and gums. Straighter teeth are easier to brush, clean, and floss! The ability to take better care of the teeth through oral hygiene also helps prevent future cavities and periodontal disease.
Properly aligned teeth and jaws may also alleviate unnecessary wear and grinding. It is known that malocclusion – or a “bad bite” – can lead to problems with the TMJ (temporomandibular joint) and even ineffective chewing and digestion problems. In extreme cases, chronic headaches and back or neck pain can result.
Furthermore, straight teeth are less prone to injury. Protruding upper teeth are more likely to be broken or traumatized in an accident. Once repositioned and aligned, these teeth are at a decreased risk of being fractured. So in many ways, an attractive smile is a pleasant “side effect” of orthodontic treatment … although many patients actually view it as the primary benefit.
Orthodontics goes beyond just the mouth, however. Proper treatment can bring the teeth and lips into proportion with the jaws and face.
Investing in orthodontics to correct a problem early in life is generally less costly than the restorative dental care required to treat more serious problems that can develop in later years.