Perhaps you’re the parent of a child who’s ready for straighter teeth or an adult who’s ready to begin a full mouth restoration with braces. Did you know, though, that orthodontics have more benefits than just creating a beautiful, straight smile?
Teeth that are crooked and in close contact with each other create the perfect place for bacteria to flourish. The close proximity between teeth also makes it harder to thoroughly clean and prevent further cavities or disease. Teeth that are aligned correctly are more easily maintained with regular brushing and flossing.
A Healthier Bite
If you’re suffering from misaligned teeth, then your teeth are also more at risk to breakage or uneven wear. By creating a straighter smile, your bite naturally and comfortably rests without unwanted force against neighboring teeth that leads to loss of enamel and wear and tear on your jaws.
Migraine and Muscle Pain Relief
When your bite is misaligned, oral muscle tension is often the result. This tension can cause jaw discomfort, neck soreness and even back and shoulder pain. It’s no wonder that migraines often result from all that tension. By correcting the alignment of your teeth, the oral muscle tension can be relieved and the source of your migraines may be relieved.
Correcting Chewing Problems
While orthodontics are best known for straightening crooked teeth, it can also be used to correcting narrow arches as well as overbites and underbites. By properly aligning the jaw and the teeth, your bite can be corrected and you may be able to chew more effectively and efficiently.
If you’re interested in how orthodontics can improve not just your smile, but your overall oral health – give you dentist a call today!
Posted on behalf of:
East Cobb Orthodontics
2810 Lassiter Rd
Marietta, GA 30062
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