Many adults aren’t as happy with their smile as they could be. Your smile is the first thing people see, and many people have issues with their teeth such as crooked placement. Orthodontic treatments are often chosen by adults to make them happier with their teeth. There are several different types of orthodontic treatments today, and your orthodontist will be able to tell you which ones you’re a good candidate for. There are many great benefits of getting orthodontic treatments that can have a highly positive effect on your life.
Better Brushing Is Possible
Most people brush their teeth twice a day for the health of their teeth as well as their overall health. The problem for many people is that their teeth have crooked placement or that they overlap each other. This can make it much harder to brush effectively. When the teeth aren’t straight, it can mean that the surface of each tooth can’t be reached well. When you get braces or another orthodontic treatment, it straightens the teeth so that you can reach all of them when you brush. This can lead to much better dental health and can help you to prevent cavities and other oral problems like gum disease. Better brushing allows for better oral hygiene as well as protecting your tooth enamel. Braces straighten the teeth by applying gentle pressure to your teeth so that the teeth end up better positioned. For some patients, a clear aligner tray system can do this. However, some positioning problems require the patient to wear traditional braces.
When you have gaps and other spacing problems with your teeth, it can be a lot harder to chew each meal. When you have a harder time chewing, you don’t break food down into small enough pieces for better digestion. When you have braces or have had them in the past, it means fewer gaps and other issues so that you can chew more easily. This also allows for faster and easier digestion for your stomach. When you can digest your food quicker, it can prevent you from having bloating and gas as well as other stomach problems. Having braces also allows you to chew faster, and this can make meal times much more efficient. When you can chew better, it affects many aspects of your life. Some people who have problems chewing have nutritional deficits because they can’t always chew healthy foods like produce. You can eat a broader range of items when you can chew easily and effectively.
If you’ve ever worried about your breath, you probably want more ways to make it fresher. When your teeth are abnormally positioned, bacteria can build up on your teeth. This happens because more food particles will get stuck in your teeth. When you can’t reach all of the teeth with a toothbrush, food particles stay in place, and it’s harder to floss as well. This means that bacteria will keep growing on your teeth, and this creates an odor. Once you have braces or aligner trays repositioning your teeth, you can get rid of the bacteria more easily so that your brash is fresher.
Talking requires a lot of different movements as well as various structures to help you make the right sounds. Part of correct pronunciation is in the way your tongue moves while touching certain teeth. When your teeth aren’t well aligned, it can mean that you aren’t able to pronounce certain words correctly. It can also cause patients to have a lisp. This can be embarrassing and frustrating for some patients. Getting orthodontic treatments means that you can get back to the way you used to speak and pronounce words more easily and without errors.
Jaw Bone Strengthening
When people get older, they rend to lose some of the density of their bones. This can cause teeth to shift position into incorrect positioning. The way your teeth are placed has a big effect on the jaw bone. When the teeth are misaligned, they can put more pressure on your jaw bone when you are biting or chewing. This can cause the bone to begin to erode. And as crooked teeth have a buildup of bacteria, this also affects the jaw bone and can cause it to lose bone. When teeth are realigned with braces, it can help keep a balanced pressure on the jaw to keep it in better condition. When you have improper teeth positioning, this can also cause jaw pain and may cause your jaw to pop often. This can lead to both earaches and headaches. Getting braces can help your jaw to feel better and function better.
When people have crooked placement of their teeth, they may not want to smile as much. Some people aren’t happy with the look of their teeth and try to hide them. For people who have been hesitant to smile, getting orthodontic treatment can help them to be much happier with the way their smile looks. For some, it can be a boost of self-esteem. Many adults who have had braces or clear aligners are so happy with them that they smile a lot more.
When you have problems with your teeth, you need to see a dentist for treatment. Call us at the Center for Family & Implant Dentistry to make your appointment for dental care. WE can take care of many aspects of your dental and oral health.