Benefits of Orthodontics
The goal of orthodontic treatment is a beautiful smile and a good bite—meaning straight teeth that mesh well with the teeth in the opposite jaw and look great. A good bite makes it easier for you to bite, chew and speak. Many people find a beautiful smile adds to self-esteem, self-confidence and leads toward career advancement. We live in a competitive world and a great smile can give you the edge.
Look Great, Feel Great
Our world values aesthetics. If you’re hiding your smile, you’re missing out. We see every day how beautiful smiles inspire confidence. Self-confidence helps people form close connections throughout your life. A social situation is challenging enough for a shy person without worrying about crooked teeth.
When your smile pleases you, you’re more comfortable in your own skin. We love to help our patients feel great about themselves. After that, it’s up to you to pursue your dreams, challenge yourself, and be inspired to grow and develop – smiling all the way through.
Healthy Smile, Healthy Body
In addition to a more beautiful smile, there are many health benefits to straightening teeth and aligning your bite.
1. Orthodontic Treatment Prevents Gum Disease
Braces can help space teeth out properly so you can have an easier time brushing and flossing in between your teeth. Without the straightening power of braces, food will be more easily lodged in between teeth.
2. Orthodontic Treatment Prevents Tooth Decay
Tooth decay is another major problem caused by not properly cleaning your teeth. Bacteria accumulates in these tiny crevices causing acid to build up. This acid build-up eventually causes the enamel of your teeth to wear down. The enamel is like a barrier that protects your teeth, and without it, even more serious issues can arise beside tooth decay.
3. Orthodontic Treatment Prevents Cavities
Braces space out your teeth so you can clean your mouth better. In other words, getting in between those small spaces between your teeth is important to its health and longevity.
4. Orthodontic Treatment Helps with Digestion
If your teeth are properly straightened, your mouth can chew food into teeny tiny bits. This allows your stomach to have an easier time digesting tiny bits of food than large chunks of it.
5. Orthodontic Treatment Prevents Injury
Protruding upper teeth are especially vulnerable during accidents. Straightening teeth will help to prevent injury from these types of accidents.
6. Orthodontic Treatment Prevents Bone Erosion
Bone loss is yet another problem with misaligned teeth, which occurs when bacteria starts eating away at the bones.
7. Orthodontic Treatment Helps with Bad Bites
A bad bite can cause problems with eating when your teeth don’t fit together properly.