People often turn to orthodontics to achieve a straighter, more beautiful smile, but it’s also an important part of overall health for many people.
Yes, orthodontics can give you that straight, brilliant smile you’ve always wanted — and we think that’s significant all on its own — but most people don’t know that orthodontics should be considered part of a strategy for lifelong health for many people.
And we do mean lifelong. When you work with a truly skilled orthodontist, your treatment pays dividends in both looks and general health for a lifetime.
Pain and problems with your bite
Some people find that they have pain when they chew or difficulty chewing because of crowded or crooked teeth or a poorly aligned jaw.
In dental speak, we call these cases malocclusions. Orthodontics can eliminate this pain in most cases, giving patients a lifetime of pain-free eating (provided they’re not inclined to chew rocks).
Hygiene, wear, and speech challenges
The crowding associated with malocclusions can also make it tough to do good, basic dental hygiene. When teeth are inaccessible to the toothbrush, or hard to floss, or meet in an awkward way, this can lead to long-term problems like:
Cavities and tooth decay
Even tooth loss
While we wish everyone a beautiful smile, we’re equally committed to creating healthy smiles. Ask your dentist if your dental health would benefit from the long-term improvements that orthodontics can provide. Then give us a call.