When you think of orthodontics, you probably think of simply getting straighter teeth to have a nicer looking smile. However, this treatment actually provides many health benefits in addition to getting the smile you've always wanted. Here at Monroe Dental Arts, we offer Invisalign treatment for those looking to make improvements to the alignment of their smile.
Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment
- Corrected bite: It's common for patients who have misaligned teeth to also have a misaligned bite. This can lead to seriously jaw complications over time, like TMJ, that require much more extensive treatments. Bite issues can be painful, so having the problem fixed via braces is a great choice to ensure that no further problems arise.
- Less oral disease: Misaligned teeth can create pockets and crevices between your teeth that are difficult to clean and keep clean over time. Keeping your teeth completely clean is vital towards preventing tooth decay, gum disease, and other issues. Bad oral health has been linked to several more serious health conditions including blood sugar complications, pregnancy issues, and heart disease. That being said, once your teeth are properly aligned after your braces treatment, you'll be able to better care for your smile and prevent serious oral issues from arising.
- Injuries: When your teeth are not straight in your mouth, it's easier to injure them. Especially for people who are involved in sports and other activities, cracking or breaking a tooth can happen. Not only is it painful, but it can expensive to treat an oral injury. If your teeth and jaw are properly aligned, however, will help to make any trauma less damaging to the mouth.
Keeping up with great oral health often simply makes people think of teeth cleanings, and while this is extremely important, having proper alignment helps keep things in order as well. Invisalign is a great option for patients who simply want a more aesthetically pleasing smile, and you may get some additional benefits from the treatment!
Monroe Township Orthodontist
Give our office a call today if you have any questions about orthodontics, or to schedule a consultation to get started. Our team can answer any questions that you may have, and we can't wait to help you get the smile you've always wanted!