Want to improve your smile? The clear answer: See an Orthodontist

For more information, contact:

Dr Todd Connell Orthodontic Studios, 414-764-5000 Oak Creek & 262-786-7886 Brookfield




(Milwaukee, Wi) We are bombarded by advertising that promises a gorgeous smile, making it difficult for conscientious healthcare consumers to know where to turn. Here are a few pointers from city orthodontist Firstname Lastname, (degree[s]), to help guide adults in a quest for a healthy, beautiful smile who are asking: Do I need braces? Maybe a retainer? Can I use clear aligners?

That healthy, beautiful smile begins with properly aligned teeth and jaws, so a visit to the orthodontist is in order. Orthodontists are specialists. “Specialist” has a dual meaning, referring to an individual’s education and their scope of practice. Orthodontists first graduate from dental school, and then go on for an additional two-to-three years of education, studying orthodontics at an accredited orthodontic residency program. After graduation, orthodontists focus their practices exclusively on orthodontic care. Their additional education and clinical experience sets orthodontists apart from general dental practitioners, who diagnose, treat and manage overall oral health care needs.

Much like you trust your skin to a dermatologist, your heart to a cardiologist and your knees to an orthopedist, your healthy, beautiful smile is best treated by an orthodontist. The choice of where to seek orthodontic treatment can have an impact on the outcome.

Orthodontic care is for patients of all ages these days; about one in four patients are adults. According to the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), from 2014 to 2016 the number of adult patients treated by AAO members in the U.S. and Canada increased 16 percent to a record high of 1,690,000 patients ages 18 and older.  Advances in techniques and technologies have delivered more options than ever for achieving a healthy, attractive smile and, for many patients, treatment times have become shorter.

Healthy teeth can be moved at any age, and no one is “too old” for treatment. Today people in their fifties, sixties and beyond are orthodontic patients. A healthy, beautiful smile truly can be yours.

For more information, visit Dr. Todd Connell Orthodontic Studio’s website at https://www.drtoddsmiles.com or call 414-764-5000 Oak Creek & 262-786-7886 Brookfield

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Dr. Connell is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), which has 19,000 members in the United States, Canada and abroad. Orthodontists are uniquely qualified specialists who correct improperly aligned teeth and jaws (bad bites). They receive an additional two to three years of specialized education beyond dental school to learn the proper way to align and straighten teeth. Only those with this formal education may call themselves “orthodontists,” and only orthodontists are eligible for membership in the AAO. Visit the AAO at www.aaoinfo.org.