Braces don’t just create beautiful smiles, they can also improve your overall health. If you’ve been on the fence about braces, it’s time to think again. The benefits of braces go beyond just basic aesthetics. Braces create healthy smiles for life.
Oral Hygiene: The most obvious health benefit of braces is the potential improvement in a person’s dental hygiene, which can ultimately result in a reduced risk of oral disease. An increase in food buildup is often caused by misaligned teeth, crooked teeth, and bite issues. Simply put, straighter teeth are easier to brush, clean, and floss!
Tooth Protection: Braces can help correct bite problems, some of which might contribute to the damage of a person’s teeth or gums. For instance, someone with an overbite is more likely to suffer fracture or injury to his or her upper front teeth. Poor bites may also contribute to gum recession or uneven wearing of teeth, which could cause premature tooth loss. Prevent or alleviate these problems by opting for orthodontic treatment.
More Effective Bite: A malocclusion, or a “bad bite”, can lead to TMJ issues, ineffective chewing, and even digestion problems. Some people have also reported chronic headaches, back pain, and neck soreness as a result of problems with their bites. Straight teeth help people properly bite and chew. If you are dealing with any of these issues, it might be time to speak to an orthodontist.
Improved Self-Esteem: Orthodontic treatment can have a great positive impact on a person’s self-confidence. It’s no surprise that straight teeth contribute to a more pleasing smile, but it may shock you to know just how much a person’s smile can affect his or her life. From job interviews to social settings, a nice smile makes a difference in how someone is perceived, treatment, and remembered.
If you are ready to reveal your beautiful new smile, contact Dr. Carter today for your free consultation!