There is no question that straight teeth are a beautiful asset to your overall appearance. But aesthetics are not the only benefit of having a straight, well-aligned smile. When your teeth are straight and in their proper position, you’ll also reap the advantages of a heathier and more comfortable mouth. Since straight teeth can lower your risk for several oral health issues, you’ll get more than just a pretty smile out of that orthodontic investment.
Less Crowding, Fewer Cavities
Crowded or overlapping teeth are more difficult to keep clean. Thus, they are statistically more prone to cavities compared to teeth that are properly spaced.
Proper Alignment, Healthier Gums
Periodontal disease is also more prevalent in those that have teeth that are crooked or out of alignment. Again, bacteria is likely to collect along the gum line in these tight spaces, which makes the gums susceptible to infection or disease.
Good Occlusion, Less Enamel Damage
Malocclusion (or a bad bite) can put unnecessary pressure on certain areas of your teeth. Over time, this can wear down the enamel and cause chipped, cracked or “flat” teeth. Orthodontics helps patients achieve a proper bite relationship and thus reduces the risk of this type of tooth wear and enamel damage.
Comfortable Bite, Lower Risk of Headaches and Jaw Pain
Your bite and teeth alignment also impacts your jaw joint (or TMJ). When alignment and occlusion are correct, the TMJ can function more efficiently and comfortably. Jaw pain, headaches and other TMJ symptoms become an issue when alignment is poor.
Give the Gift of a Beautiful and Healthy Smile
Orthodontics for your child is an investment with lifelong returns. Not only are you boosting their self-esteem with a prettier smile, but those straight teeth will help them avoid painful and costly dental problems down the road. Call Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry today to learn your options.
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