How orthodontics can help

A smile you can be proud of is an obvious benefit of orthodontic treatment. Having a confident smile is a combination of healthy teeth and gums with straight teeth. Research shows that straightening people’s teeth improves their self-confidence socially and at work. It is no wonder that parents want to provide their children with the best chances of success and that adults seek treatment for personal and business reasons.

Other benefits include:

  • When teeth are properly aligned, it is easier to keep clean
  • Straight teeth collect less plaque which is a risk factor for periodontal disease.
  • Protruding teeth are more likely to be broken in an accident, so repositioning and aligning them with other teeth can result in a decreased risk for fracture.
  • Misaligned teeth can also cause abnormal wear of tooth surfaces
  • In extreme cases, misalignment of the jaw joints can result, sometimes leading to chronic headaches or pain in the face or neck
  • For children, early prevention may be less costly than the dental care required to treat more serious problems that can develop in later years

So, orthodontic treatment can mean more than just a great smile. And that’s something you can smile about!

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