Braces offer so much more than just a straight smile.
Our Bridgeport, CT, dentist Dr. Adriana Torena has been helping countless patients of all ages get a healthier smile with help from braces. It’s amazing how fixing crooked or misaligned teeth can instantly improve your appearance and boost your self-esteem; however, you may not realize that getting braces could actually prevent a host of health problems, as well. Here are the benefits of braces:
If teeth are crooked or overlapping, it’s a lot easier for food and bacteria to get trapped in between these teeth. Unfortunately, it’s also a lot more difficult to properly clean between these teeth. As a result, those with crooked or misaligned smiles are also at an increased risk for decay. By getting braces and achieving a straight smile, you can make it easier to keep your teeth clean and cavity-free.
Reduce Your Risk for Gum Disease
Just as a misaligned smile can increase your risk for decay; it can also increase your chances for developing gum disease. How? If you are having trouble flossing between teeth and around the gum line because of crookedness or crowding then tartar is more likely to buildup along the teeth and gumline, leading to inflammation and eventual gum disease.
Preserve Teeth and Prevent Injury
If you are dealing with a malocclusion (“bad bite”) then the upper and lower teeth will not properly rest on one another. This can lead to certain teeth taking on more force and pressure than other teeth. As you can imagine, this can really wear away at certain teeth over time. Teeth that are exposed to continuous wear and tear are also more likely to crack, chip or fracture.
Prevent TMJ disorder
If you have misaligned teeth, chances are good that the jaw joints are taking on a lot more force and pressure then they need to because your teeth aren’t properly aligned. When this happens, this can lead to intense stress on the jaw joints, which can result in a painful condition known as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, which can lead to headaches, pain, stiffness, achiness and limited mobility in the jaws.
If you or your child are ready to get braces in Bridgeport, CT, then it’s the perfect time to schedule a consultation with Dr. Torena at Allure Dental Group to learn more about your options. Call (203) 368-9016 today!