Benefits of Braces

Posted: 08/01/14 by

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Are you having doubts or wondering if getting braces or Invisalign is worth it?  Many people wonder if braces are really necessary.  Consult with your dentist on whether braces would be something that would be a benefit for you. Below you will find 4 benefits that can be contributed to braces.

1. Cosmetic. For most people, a beautiful smile is the most obvious benefit of orthodontics because straight and healthy looking teeth will enhance your facial profile.   Many studies have shown that a good looking smile enhances your self-esteem.

2. Straighter teeth are easier to clean. Straighter teeth make it easier to keep the germs and plaque off and that makes for less inflammation and healthier gums as well as better general health.

3. Certain types of bite problems can contribute to damage of the teeth or gums. For example, severe overbites make it much more likely that a person will suffer a fracture injury to the upper front teeth. Also, poor bites may contribute to severe gum recession, or uneven wearing of certain teeth which may result in premature tooth loss.

4.Certain bite problems can result in difficulty chewing, difficulty in making certain speech sounds, and may trigger clenching and grinding patterns. In addition, clenching and grinding can lead to muscle fatigue and spasm which has been shown to contribute to problems with the jaw joints (TMJ dysfunction). By establishing a healthy bite, orthodontic treatment may prevent or alleviate these problems.

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