Brunette woman with straight teeth smiles after getting her braces off because of all the benefits of straight teeth

Benefits of Braces Beyond Appearance

September 28, 2020 6:44 pm

Many patients get orthodontic treatment because they are unhappy with the look of their teeth. However, did you know that braces can play a huge role in improving your overall oral health and dental function, in addition to improving your appearance? The benefits of orthodontic treatment extend way beyond esthetics. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of these benefits!

  1. Easier Oral Hygiene Upkeep
  2. With straighter, properly aligned teeth, oral hygiene is easier. Brushing and flossing when teeth are in the right place is simpler than trying to navigate crowded, overlapping teeth.

  3. Reduced Likelihood of Developing Cavities & Other Dental Issues
  4. Since straight teeth are also significantly easier to clean, you are less likely to develop serious oral health issues like cavities and gum disease. Straight teeth and an aligned bite also means less risk of long-term grinding and clenching issues.

  5. Enhanced Chewing Capability
  6. Braces can both straighten teeth and correct a misaligned bite. By straightening teeth and adjusting the bite, your teeth are able to function at full capacity so chewing and swallowing often become more natural.

  7. Speech Improvement
  8. Issues with dental alignment can cause a variety of speech impairments, including lisps. Braces can help patients communicate better with their peers and gain speech confidence.

  9. Minimized Chances of Dental Injuries
  10. When teeth are misaligned and protruding, they are more susceptible to dental injury. For example, if you have a protruding tooth and you get hit in the mouth during a basketball game, that tooth is more likely to get damaged from this encounter than if your teeth were evenly aligned and did not stick out.

Are you ready to improve the look of your smile and boost your oral health? Contact Meason Orthodontics today to schedule your orthodontic consultation with Dr. Meason. We look forward to hearing from you!


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