New Year’s Resolution for a Healthy Smile

As one year ends and another approaches, it’s time to start thinking about what you want in the new year. Some resolutions can be fun and motivational, while others can add extra stress and pressure to your life. The right resolution is one that is easy, and adds health and confidence–like improving your smile with Adult and Pediatric Orthodontics!

There are so many benefits to committing to orthodontic care, not just prettier pearly whites. Patients at Adult and Pediatric Orthodontics have shared positive health outcomes of all kinds, as well as improved confidence. A healthier and happier life is possible with great orthodontic care!

Get Started On Your New Year’s Resolution

The first step toward a healthy smile in 2023 is choosing an orthodontic team you can trust. Adult and Pediatric Orthodontics has the kind of experienced professionals you need, with customer support to put you at ease. Dr. Joanna Yu treats each patient with individualized, total orthodontic care so that everyone who comes into our Portland and Windham offices knows they are getting the best possible support.

Still trying to decide if a healthy smile is the right move for you next year? 

Why Everyone Benefits From an Improved Smile:


Misaligned teeth or untreated overbites, underbites, open bites, or crossbites can cause many health problems. Some people have pain with eating, chewing, and biting that might develop over the course of their life. Others have headaches, earaches, and TMJ pain caused by excess wear on the teeth and enamel. Whether caused by genetics or through factors like thumb sucking as a child, incorrect bites, and misaligned teeth are a recipe for discomfort. 

Crooked teeth can also be the cause of tooth decay or gum disease. Food and bacteria can get trapped in hard-to-reach spaces, resulting in cavities or gingivitis. Partnering with great oral hygiene, regular dental visits, and orthodontic care is your best bet for a pain-free and healthy mouth, now and as you age.


Your smile is often your first impression, so what better investment could you make than in your teeth? Regardless of your circumstance or age, a healthy, sparkling smile is always in style. By this time next year, you could be well on your way to a smile that you will be proud to show the world!


Your life is busy, and adding a stressful resolution that requires daily stress or planning just isn’t in the cards for most people. By partnering with an excellent team of care professionals, you’ll soon have a brilliant, healthy smile along with tips and reminders to help you stay accountable. 

Whether you are using aligners, braces, rubber bands, retainers, or something else, by going to your regular appointments and discussing with Dr. Yu or the hygienists, you’ll stay on track with ease. Remember: your orthodontic care is all about you! Don’t be afraid to discuss your challenges and come up with practical solutions to make the process as quick and easy as possible.

New Year’s Resolution for a Healthy SmileHow to Get Started on Your Resolution

Once you’re ready, the first step toward your resolution is easy: schedule a free consultation at Adult and Pediatric Orthodontics! At your free consultation, Dr. Yu will advise the most suitable course of treatment to get your teeth into the best shape possible this year. We can’t wait to help you discover your new smile in 2023!