It’s Time To Make A Change!
We get so excited when our patients take a leap and commit to a treatment they have been dreaming about for years, especially when they are thrilled about the final results. We know we have patients who would love to straighten their teeth but are hesitant to start treatment. Not only can orthodontic treatment improve the appearance of your smile, but it can improve your overall health as well. Continue reading to learn more about how orthodontic treatment can be beneficial to your oral health.
Health Benefits of Orthodontic Care
Did you know that choosing orthodontic care does more than just improve the appearance of your teeth? Choosing orthodontic care can also benefit your oral health. Here are some of the ways orthodontic treatment can improve your health:
Prevents Tooth Decay and Gum Disease
Patients who have certain issues with teeth placement such as crooked teeth and overcrowding can have issues with food becoming trapped between teeth. Depending on how close together your teeth are, this can cause problems with recurring tooth decay. Plaque along the gumline also increases your likelihood of developing gum disease, a very serious oral health condition.
Encourages Proper Chewing
When your bite is off, it can affect the way you chew your food. You may have an uneven bite that is causing uneven wear on your teeth while you are eating. You may also have difficulty properly chewing your food. Swallowing food that is not chewed properly can lead to stomach issues and problems with acid reflux.
Helps Jaw Discomfort
If your jaw is not in the proper placement, you can experience severe discomfort. Issues with your jaw placement can make it difficult to properly chew your food, open your mouth wide for dental treatment, and can cause headaches and discomfort in your jaw and your facial muscles as well. Fixing the jaw placement can help with these issues.
If you or a loved one is interested in learning about the health benefits that orthodontic treatment can bring to your life, we would love to welcome you to our office for a consultation. Be sure to contact our office located in Phoenix, AZ for an appointment. We look forward to meeting you and your loved ones soon!