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3 Things to Love about Orthodontics

Orthodontics may not seem like the most romantic specialization, but the work an orthodontist does to your mouth can make you a happier person. Here are three things that orthodontics can do to give you a better smile!

1. Orthodontics Repairs Your Bite

Your bite refers to how your teeth interact with each other when you chomp down. Many people spend their entire lives with misaligned bites and fare none the worse for it. However, misaligned bites can lead to:

– Teeth grinding
– Chronic sore jaw
– Migraines and minor headaches

Orthodontics improve your bite by moving your teeth into a well-fitted position. Correcting the issue reduces most jaw problems and alleviates headaches.

2. Orthodontics Make Your Teeth Look Great

In addition to helping you feel better, orthodontics can give your self-esteem a huge boost. If you’ve ever resorted to the closed-mouth smile for the camera because you’re embarrassed about your teeth, orthodontics are the answer for you.

With Invisalign, we can even help you avoid the bother of metal braces. While Invisalign can’t always provide the benefits of metal braces, they can help straighten your teeth and improve your smile.

Straight teeth have additional benefits, including:

– Reduced plaque buildup
– Easier brushing and flossing
– Improved chewing and eating experience
– Alleviating TMJ symptoms

It may seem insignificant that straight teeth reduce plaque buildup, but compound the buildup over 20 years and you’ve saved yourself from dozens of cavities, possibly even several root canals.

3. Orthodontics Prevents Problems Later

Not having grinding issues, jaw pain, or migraines due to a bad bite right now doesn’t mean that you won’t develop issue in the future. The longer you wait to seek orthodontic treatment after your adult teeth have grown in, the more painful treatment tends to be.

Orthodontics not only prevent physical issues but also help prevent mental and emotional issues. Straight teeth can:

– Improve your self-confidence
– Increase your overall well-being
– Create lasting self-esteem

If you’re interested in learning more about the orthodontic options we offer, call us to schedule an appointment!

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