Straight teeth provide several benefits to dental health in addition to their esthetic improvements. While minor misalignment may not seem like a big deal, the long-term benefits of a properly aligned smile could encourage you to invest in a treatment to prevent future complications and enhance the esthetics of your smile. Here are five reasons to schedule a consultation with an orthodontist to receive teeth alignment treatment.
Improve Your At-Home Care
When teeth are crooked, pockets in between teeth can build up plaque that can be difficult to clean with a normal brushing and flossing routine. In addition to reducing the risk for uneven staining, straight teeth lowers the risk for developing dental issues such as periodontal disease and decay.
Reduce your risk of damage
Teeth that protrude out of alignment are easier to receive damage when involved in sporting activities. Straightening the alignment of teeth allows each tooth to bolster one another, helping to protect each other from damage.
Prevents Uneven Wearing of Teeth
Misaligned teeth cause uneven pressure throughout the dental system, which leads to uneven wear on teeth and complications on particular areas. Since your entire dental system is tied together, it’s important to maintain all dentition, otherwise individuals risk failure throughout their smile.
Proper alignment encourages even wear on teeth, which encourages in optimal functionality and health.
Poor bite alignment can lead to headaches, migraines, and unnecessary pressure on the jaw muscles. Additionally, patients may develop temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction as a result of a malocclusion. Straight teeth allow the power of the bite to be displaced evenly across all areas of your smile.
You Will Look and Feel Better
While we are beautiful in our own right, some patients prefer to improve on aspects of their personal image to enhance our health and happiness. A uniform smile is often a beautiful smile, and a beautiful smile often leads to greater self-affirmation and confidence.
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These are just five reasons why orthodontic care can improve your health and happiness;, it is not a comprehensive list of benefits. To learn more about orthodontic treatment, call or visit NAY orthodontics, and schedule a consultation with Dr. Robert Nay today!