There are many benefits to the use of braces, beyond the obvious ones. Braces can be integral in protecting your oral health. They can help keep your teeth healthy and, of course, provide an aesthetically pleasing appearance.
The most obvious benefit of braces is a straight, improved appearance. Braces help to safely straighten teeth and result in increased confidence. There are even options available for those who are worried about their appearance during the time that they need braces. Lingual braces are attached to the inside surface of the teeth, so they can be used to minimize the appearance of the braces. There are many other options as well, like Invisalign.
Prevent Tooth Decay
Crooked or misaligned teeth are particularly prone to gum disease and tooth decay. It is much easier for food particles to get stuck between crooked teeth. It is also more difficult to clean the teeth thoroughly when they are crooked. Straightening your teeth can help them stay much healthier than attempting to maintain the health of crooked teeth.
Straightening teeth will help to protect them from injury. Protruding teeth are much more vulnerable to damage, because they are exposed. Straightening the teeth will eliminate this additional risk of injury.
The position of the teeth can significantly impact your speech. Straightening your teeth can help improve your speech and can even potentially eliminate existing speech problems.
Braces don’t just allow you to have straight, beautiful teeth. They build a foundation that will allow you to maintain healthy teeth for years to come. There are multiple options for straightening your teeth and we can determine the ideal method for you. If you think your or your child may need braces, contact us at the Mt. Ogden Dental Clinic to schedule your appointment today!