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Four Surprising Benefits from Getting Braces

January 24, 2013

It goes without saying that dental braces fix your teeth’s alignment. Other than this, though, did you know there are other benefits to undergoing this orthodontic treatment? The benefits even extend beyond your oral cavity. Here are a few of the many oral health advantages you’re bound to experience when you get braces:

Better Digestion

Teeth are important in the digestion process. Each tooth plays a part in breaking down chunks of food into pieces you can swallow and your intestines can easily digest. A complete set of teeth in their proper placement is important for mastication. Improved teeth placement may improve your overall diet.

Fixes Speech Impediments

The placement and alignment of your teeth may affect your speech. People with severe misalignment may develop speech impediments like lisps. This could lead to a lifetime of ridicule and embarrassment. A few years of orthodontic treatment may leave you with better smiles and speech.

Reduce Instances of Tooth Decay

Tooth decay occurs when food particles are stuck in your teeth causing bacteria to form. Crooked teeth tend to overlap, making it difficult to brush or floss in between. This can also make parts of your enamel brittle as fluoride and calcium won’t easily reach these areas.

Prevents Bone Erosion

Your teeth play a big role in keeping your gums and jawbones strong and in place. Misaligned teeth and gaps in the gums may cause your bones to erode. Having a complete and straight set of teeth has both internal and external benefits.

We may specialize in orthodontics, but we also offer other dental treatments. We treat other problems like TMJ disorders and provide preventive orthodontic measures.
We even have specialists available to treat people of all ages. Feel free to visit our clinics for your family’s orthodontic needs.

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