Most people have considered getting braces and improving their smiles some time in their lives. Braces can improve your appearance and improve your dento-facial health.
Orthodontics includes the repositioning of your teeth with continual, light forces. Dentists attach specialized brackets onto your teeth, and slide a wire that fits your mouth’s shape to help move your teeth gently into place. Your dentist may also use other helpful tools like rubber bands, retainers, and headgear to also improve your smile.
Why get braces? Most people who have jaw and tooth problems can be helped significantly with braces.
- Obtain a Healthy, Beautiful Smile — Straightening your teeth and improving your bite will help you better prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and facial joint and muscular problems. When teeth and jaws are in the proper position, it is easier to clean, bite, chew, speak, swallow and smile properly. A healthy smile is also a beautiful smile and can give you a new-found confidence and affinity toward smiling.Badly spaced and crooked teeth can lead to periodontal disease (signs include red or swollen gums). Periodontal disease can eventually cause tooth decay, tooth loss, and even affect your heart’s health long term. Straightening your teeth and aligning your bite can help you prevent these serious and sometimes costly problems.
- Straighten Misaligned Teeth — Do you dislike how your teeth look when you smile? Braces can correct your crowded, turned, over-spaced or misaligned teeth. This can improve the aesthetics and health of your smile. Braces can help align your teeth to allow for improved hygiene and facial aesthetics and can reduce periodontal problems.
- Correct Jaw Problems — Do one of your jaws protrude or not close properly? Do you feel clicking or pain in your jaws? Orthodontics by itself or with other tools can help you fix a jaw misalignment (malocclusion) when your upper and lower jaws do not align properly. Aligning your jaws can fix many problems, including asymmetry, abnormal wear on teeth, jaw protrusion, chewing issues, and speech impediments. A proper bite can also relieve jaw joint pain, and headaches,