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10 Great Benefits of Orthodontics
Orthodontics is a dental procedure which is performed at Vita Dental Spring that focuses on correcting misaligned teeth and jaws in order to establish a better, more functional bite. The devices used in this procedure are known as braces.
Orthodontics helps to improve your dental and facial appearance by adjusting the position of your teeth. If you have crooked teeth, crowded or are stuck out, orthodontic treatment with transparent braces will improve the look of your smile. Each patients mouth is unique and thus orthodontics cannot be a one-size-fits-all solution. It all depends on some factors such as the severity of the case or a patient’s compliance.
Let’s look at some of the benefits of orthodontics.
To Keep Teeth from Erupting in The Wrong Position
When your child goes for their routine dental x-ray, you can tell if the teeth are likely to erupt where they are supposed to. If wayward teeth erupt in the wrong direction, your child can receive an orthodontic treatment earlier to guide their teeth into proper positioning before they cause a bigger problem.
To Prevent Gum Disease
If you are not taking care of your teeth and gums properly, your mouth will be exposed to gum disease. The good news is that braces can help in spacing the teeth out properly so you can continue brushing and flossing in between your teeth with much ease. Without the straightening effect of braces, food is easily stuck in between teeth, causing bigger problems than gum disease.
To Correct an Overbite, Underbite, Or Crossbite
When your teeth do not fit together properly, it can cause problems with chewing and eating. Your jaws also get tired and worked up and can lead to tooth loss. Fortunately, braces can help to realign the lower and upper parts of your mouth to ensure you have a good chewing experience.
Braces Improve Your Speech
Disproportionate teeth have an impact on the way one speaks or pronounces some words. Teeth that are uneven make it somehow harder for someone to articulate particular sounds. With the aesthetic feature of having braces, straightened teeth greatly improve the way you sound out words. Let the professionals at Vita Dental Spring help you regain speech confidence.
Helping with Digestion
Properly aligned teeth enable your mouth to chew foods into tiny bits. This makes your stomach have an easier time digesting a tiny amount of food as compared to large chunks of it.
To Prevent Jaw Pain
Teeth that are not aligned can cause your jaw muscles to work twice as hard than they should. This can lead to issues such as headaches, sinus pains, lockjaw, and muscle spasms. Orthodontics move your teeth into a better position, thus making your lips and jaw more proportional to your face.
Tooth loss or over-spacing issues which may have resulted from injury, tooth decay, or natural spacing issues can be corrected by orthodontics. When your teeth are aligned, you are able to clean your mouth better to ensure long lasting and healthy teeth.
To Correct the Effects of Thumb Sucking
This is a habit from a very young age and with time it affects the positioning and appearance of the teeth and bites alignment. Orthodontics can help correct the damages caused by thumb sucking. The gum is held to the teeth thus reducing continued pressure on the jaw.
To Prevent Tooth Decay
Misaligned teeth can make it difficult to clean every area of your mouth, leaving many spots susceptible to decay. Tooth decay is a problem caused by not cleaning your teeth properly. This is because bacteria accumulate in these tiny nooks causing acid to build up. Luckily, brushing with braces is really not difficult than it is normally. You can continue using a regular toothbrush, with regular bristles. Just be more careful, gentle, and do not put much pressure on teeth.
Help with Self-Esteem
Orthodontics play an important role in boosting self-esteem and confidence. They help in changing the look and reposition of your teeth and jaws in order to improve your social confidence and quality of life. Imperfect or misaligned teeth are more likely to lead to emotional challenges that many teenagers dread. Modern invisible braces otherwise known as Invisalign are much smaller and a lot less noticeable than the previous ones because they are very comfortable to wear and can be taken off for brushing or flossing any time when not in use.
Braces may need to be replaced more often because the metal brackets and bristles tend to wear out very fast as time passes. It takes a little more time and accuracy to floss, but it doesn’t mean it is impossible. They need to be taken care of by conducting your normal oral hygiene procedures. Visit us at Vita Dental Spring for more tips on how to care for your braces.
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