When your teeth and jaws are properly aligners, the overall health of your mouth improved. Crowded, misaligned, and crooked teeth may lead to various problems later on that will need to be fixed through extractions, root canals, tooth replacements, and even surgery. Many of these associated problems can be prevented by choosing orthodontic treatment. Moreover, in many cases, straighter teeth improve your smile and self-confidence, as well.
Here are some reasons to choose orthodontic treatment today:
- Reduction of uneven wear of tooth enamel caused by unbalanced forces on the teeth
- A great smile that improves your appearance. This results in greater confidence and improved self-esteem
- Straight teeth that are easier to clean. This translates in healthier teeth and gums, resulting in reduced risk of gum disease and tooth decay.
- Correction of jaw and joint problems. Misalignment can strain the jaw joints, resulting in TMJ disorder. Temporomandibular jaw disorders (TMD) make it difficult to open and close the mouth, sometimes causing clicking and popping in the jaw, facial pain, and chronic headaches.
- To hold or create space to replace missing teeth, preventing adjacent teeth from shifting. Your orthodontist can also work with your general dentist or specialist to install dentures, implants, or bridgework to give you the best result.
- To reduce bruxism. Malocclusion can strain your jaws, causing you to grind your teeth or clench the jaws (bruxism). Over time, the increased pressure can damage your teeth and jaws. Straightening your teeth can reduce the risk of bruxism.
Orthodontic treatment is intended to improve both the function of your teeth and aesthetics of your smile by considering your profile, bone structure, face, and muscular function, and balancing these elements precisely using advanced technologies.
Orthodontic treatment is beneficial to all people irrespective of your age, provided you have interest, enthusiasm, and dedication to participate actively in your treatment. If you do as directed by your orthodontist, you can enjoy great results sooner. It’s important that you attend appointments regularly, keep your braces or aligners clean and safe, and avoid hard and sticky foods that can interfere with a successful outcome.