Orthodontics: More than a nice smile!

While everyone seems to think orthodontics is a cosmetic treatment, the benefits go far beyond that of perfectly straight front teeth. Here a just a few of the benefits of getting your teeth perfectly straight:

  1. Cleaner teeth. When your teeth are crowded together, your tooth brush and floss cannot adequately clean the tooth surface. This can lead to a buildup of plaque and bacteria, which can lead to cavities and periodontal disease.

  2. Preventing wear and tear on your teeth. Did you know each tooth is designed for a specific function? Teeth function best when forces are applied evenly and in a vertical direction. When teeth are shifted and forces are applied un-evenly, teeth will wear down faster and break easier.

  3. Temporomandibular Joint Disorder or TMD. Teeth out of alignment often create an uneven bite. The uneven bite causes imbalances in your muscles and ligaments of your Temporomandibular Joint, which can cause pain.

These are just a few of the many reasons to get your teeth in perfect alignment using orthodontics. Although you will notice how nice your smile looks, how your teeth and jaw align will benefit you more in the long run, which is why we recommend orthodontic treatment to our patients. Weather it’s braces or Invisalign®, getting your teeth in order does more than look great!

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