A Few Benefits of Braces

by | Sep 1, 2017 | Orthodontics

Several people today wear braces. With these dental items being so widespread today, it is quite evident that they have a wide variety of advantages. The primary role of braces is to help straighten teeth. Crooked smiles are not good both dentally and aesthetically, and braces might just do the job. Find below the benefits of wearing braces.

Reduce the possibility of gum infections

Misaligned teeth pose more problems than what is seen on the outside. Crowded and misaligned teeth create tight spaces that are often called food traps. Food debris accumulates in these areas and cleaning them is quite hard using the regular toothbrushes we use. Accumulated debris turns into plaque over time, and this is how gum infections are conceived. Flossing is equally hard with these tight spaces, and you could have cases of the floss getting stuck in these areas. Braces help align your teeth and eliminate these food traps thus reducing the risk of getting gum infections

Speech enhancement

The way we talk is not entirely dependent on our voices. The action of the tongue in the mount helps a lot in talking as it forms the sound that is produced. If your teeth are misaligned, you may have speech problems. It is very common for children who struggle to talk to be referred to orthodontics for assessment by pediatricians. Braces can help solve these speech problems by realigning the teeth.

Lowers risk of dental injuries

Dental injuries like broken and chipped teeth are excruciating. Crooked teeth significantly increase the probabilities of such accidents happening. Such people are more likely to bite their cheeks and even tongue while talking or even eating. If they are involved in active sports activities, they are forced to wear mouth guards to avoid these injuries. Wearing braces is a great way of avoiding this risk for good.

Avoids bone erosion

The way in which teeth are located in the mouth affects the amount of pressure that is applied on the jaws as you speak and eat. This pressure helps activate bone growth that keeps the teeth in place, especially for kids. With time, crooked teeth can lead to too much force being applied to the jaw due to their uneven nature. This uneven pressure slowly erodes the jaw bone as time passes. In that accord, it is imperative to wear braces and avoid bone erosion as it might affect you during accidents especially in the long run after the bone gets eroded significantly.

Keep off bad habits

Misaligned teeth create an odd pressure in the teeth and mouth. This pressure leads to some common bad habits seen in many children and some adults as well. They include chewing items, biting the lips, and sucking the fingers. Such issues can all be avoided by wearing braces since once children get used to them, they become hard to avoid even after they become adults. It has been seen that crooked teeth pose more threats that are greater than your self-esteem.

Contact a qualified orthodontist in Calgary today and have them recommend the best course of action for you if you have misaligned teeth.

Stephen Nozaki

Stephen Nozaki

Dr. Stephen Nozaki is the owner and lead dentist at Image Dental in Stockton, CA. He has received his training at California State University and Loma Linda University, then completed his fellowship with the International Dental Implant Association. Today, Dr. Nozaki specializes in same-day crowns and dental implants. He is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), San Joaquin Dental Society (SJDS), as well as a diplomate with the International Dental Implant Association, which allows him to always stay current with the most current information and training on these procedures.

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