National Orthodontic Health Month is coming up in October. Now is a great time to get the smile you’ve always wanted! Our goal is to educate the community all month long on the benefits of investing in orthodontic treatment to improve oral health!

Why Orthodontics?

Orthodontic treatment doesn’t just improve the aesthetics of your smile. It’s important to your oral health as well. Check out the other amazing benefits braces can provide.

Reduce Cavities

If you have crowded teeth, it can make it difficult to properly clean the surface of each tooth. Even with floss, you may find it difficult to get hard-to-reach places between the teeth clean. Patients with crowded teeth tend to have more cavities and an increased risk for tooth decay. With a straight smile, we can improve the state of your dental health overall.

Fix Bite Issues

Orthodontics focuses on improving your bite, ensuring the teeth and jaw fit together properly. If you or your child suffers from a speech impediment or difficulty eating, we can evaluate the teeth and jaw to fix alignment issues that cause these symptoms.

In addition, if you or a family member snores, a misaligned bite could be the culprit. With orthodontic treatment, some patients experience less snoring and reduced sleep apnea symptoms thanks to improved jaw structure.

Diminish TMJ Discomfort

If you wake up to a sore jaw, chances are you suffer from TMJ. Some patients try over-the-counter medications and heat or cold packs to ease TMJ symptoms but to no avail. Orthodontic treatment may help eliminate the pain and headaches associated with this disorder.

Increase Self-Confidence

Do you feel self-conscious about your smile? Perhaps the best benefit of a straight smile is the newfound confidence you will feel after the braces come off. For adults and children alike, a beautiful smile is the ultimate investment in your self-esteem, paving the way for a happier future.

Orthodontic Health Is Important

Even during orthodontic treatment, it is important that you stay current on your dental hygiene appointments. This is because dental health and orthodontic health are closely related. If you’re ready to start your orthodontic journey, contact our office today!