Most people decide to get braces for the beauty of straight teeth. The non-cosmetic advantages of visiting our orthodontist to get braces are little known. People with misaligned teeth are often unaware of the health risks that come with the state of their dental situation, and this treatment guarantees numerous health benefits for people in Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Freeport, Miramar Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Panama City Beach, Panama City, and elsewhere. Here are some of the other benefits of braces, besides straight teeth:
Less risk of tooth decay and gum disease
When your teeth are crowded and overlap each other, it can be impossible to clean the tight spaces between them effectively. This allows plaque to build up and bacteria to hide, which will lead to tooth decay or gum disease sooner or later. Braces align teeth with adequate space to enable proper dental and oral hygiene; you can forget about bad breath after braces.
Speaking patterns are affected when your teeth and jaw are too far backward or forward, which can be frustrating, if not embarrassing. When the teeth are adjusted with braces, speech impediments are eliminated, and certain words can be pronounced more distinctively.
Prevent bone erosion
Poorly aligned teeth can contribute to a bad bite that can put too much pressure on the jawbone, which might erode the gum and bone tissues. Protruding front teeth can be hazardous during sports because they increase the risk of blunt force to the mouth. Getting braces can help the ligaments and muscles to get better support since the bones naturally rebuild themselves in the new spot.
Misaligned teeth rob your mouth of its ability to effectively break down food into small particles before it gets to your stomach. Braces can ensure that your straight teeth can chew with ease and maximize the absorption of nutrients as food is digested.
Crooked teeth can make one excessively self-conscious, even when other people don’t notice the misalignment. The decision to straighten your teeth could be your journey towards a bigger smile and more fun. You will be more confident, and your self-esteem can go through the roof, allowing you to be the best version of yourself.
If you were doubtful about whether braces would give you value for your money, think again. Braces can save you a lot of trouble with oral health problems. If you’re ready to achieve straight teeth and a beautiful smile, contact us today at Dr. Scott Runnels Orthodontics and book a consultation at our office in Inlet Beach or Destin.