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Can Orthodontic Treatment Benefit Your Dental Health?

February 25, 2023 4:16 pm

Orthodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that treats misalignment and malocclusion. Orthodontic treatment can transform your smile with stunning results. However, orthodontic treatment isn’t just about superficially enhancing your appearance. Straighter teeth can boost your confidence when eating in front of others, smiling in pictures, and interacting socially and professionally. Having straighter teeth can also greatly improve your dental health!

Improved Bite

Patients with jaw or teeth misalignment may find it difficult to bite and chew food. Unaddressed misalignment can result in a restricted diet or poor digestion, as improperly chewed food may take longer to process. Braces can correct even the most severe misalignment and bite issues to improve the overall functionality of your teeth, and thus your enjoyment of mealtime!

Reduces Jaw Issues

A misaligned jaw and bite can negatively impact contraction and relaxation of the jaw muscles. With time, it is possible to develop chronic muscle tension that contributes to bruxism, TMJ dysfunction, jaw pain, neck pain, and poor quality sleep.

Easier Cleaning

Irregularly spaced and overcrowded teeth can be challenging to take care of. Whether you have overexposed interdental spaces or it feels impossible to get floss in-between your teeth, orthodontic treatment can dramatically alter the way you care for your smile. Straight teeth are easier and less frustrating to clean, and you’ll have less risk of developing oral health issues, such as bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease.

Schedule Your Orthodontic Consultation!

As you can see, there are many great benefits of orthodontic treatment! We invite you to book an appointment with our experienced team at Summit Family Orthodontics to learn more about how our comprehensive orthodontic services can enhance your quality of life by improving both the appearance and health of your smile. Please contact us today! We would be delighted to hear from you.

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