Orthodontic treatment often goes beyond the obvious physical changes of an improved bite and straighter teeth. It is also a great way to improve a person’s overall self-image. While having beautiful straight teeth is important, even more, important is the need to alleviate any potential health problems associated with the teeth or jaw.
Orthodontic Treatment Can Fix Important Problems Such As:
• Crowded teeth spaced too close together
• Gaps between your teeth
• Crooked teeth
• Overbite or underbite
• Upper and lower teeth that do not meet
You are more likely to be proud of your smile when your teeth are straight and evenly spaced. Pride in your appearance can give you more confidence and encourage you to try new things. This can be particularly important for adolescents. In addition, people often judge others based on first impressions. A smile that shows straight teeth is more attractive.
Better Oral Health Is Easier
Brushing and flossing your teeth are two basic components of an oral health routine to protect your teeth from conditions such as tooth decay, gingivitis, and plaque build-up. The American Dental Association says the following conditions are less likely to occur if you have the proper orthodontic treatment.
• Dental caries
• Gum disease or gingivitis
• Tooth loss
• Impaired speech
• Worn tooth enamel
Orthodontic Treatment Improves Nutrition
Poorly aligned teeth can reduce your ability to chew properly or make certain foods more difficult to eat. Many of these more challenging foods are healthy, and avoiding them can cause you to limit your diet to softer, often less nutritious foods. Having straighter teeth will give you the ability to eat more solid and nutritious foods.
For more information about orthodontic treatment contact us today at 203-292-6644.