Apart from straight teeth, what are the advantages of braces?

It is no secret that braces treatment from Zen Orthodontic & Dental Care can provide you with beautiful smile and naturally aligned teeth. Other than having straighter teeth there are greater benefits to wearing braces. In addition to better cosmetic results, you’ll gain good overall dental health.

Prevention from Tooth Decay and Gum Disease

Crooked or crowded teeth may overlap each other and create tight spaces in between. These can make it very difficult to brush, clean and floss effectively, allowing bacteria and plaque to build up, and eventually leading to tooth decay and gum disease. With orthodontic treatment, your teeth will become properly aligned and spaced, which allows for more effective brushing and essentially improve a patient’s overall dental health.

Teeth Protection

Protection of the teeth is a significant benefit of braces. Patients with an irregular bite pattern often experience uneven stress and impact on certain teeth. Over time, the teeth of these patients may wear at a more rapid rate. This can lead to premature dental problems, such as a need to repair or replace damaged teeth. Patients with protruding front teeth may be more susceptible to tooth damage, especially when playing sports. Braces provide proper alignment, which can reduce the likelihood of damage.

Speech improvement

Your teeth play an essential role in speech. When they are out of line or lean too far forward or backward, this can affect your speaking patterns, and possibly cause embarrassment and frustration. Braces can readjust the positioning of the teeth to allow for clearer, more professional speech.

Bone support

Bone and gum tissues begin to erode when there are no teeth to support. This is also true for poorly aligned teeth that leave gaps and spaces or place too much pressure on the jawbone due to a bad bite. With braces, the bones and tissues are less likely to erode and can continue to support the teeth in their new alignment.

Improved Digestion

Your teeth play an important role in digestion. Before food ever enters your stomach, it is partially digested in the mouth by the teeth. If teeth are severely out of line, however, they may not play their role in breaking down food as effectively as they should. With braces, your teeth will be straightened into optimal alignment for eating and chewing.

Social Benefits of Having Braces

Apart from a patient’s health, one of the most significant benefits of braces is the impact they can have on an individual’s self-esteem. Majority of orthodontic patients get braces because they are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth. Some may even be embarrassed or socially awkward and unconfident due to feelings that their teeth are less visually appealing than they would like. As a result, they may find themselves to be less comfortable and less likely to attend any social outings. Braces can help provide a boost of confidence and morale for the patient, which may in turn allow for a more fulfilling social, personal, and professional life.
Dr. Anitha Alageshan and staff will be happy to answer any of your questions about your orthodontic treatment. Visit us at Zen, Koramangala today!

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