Orthodontic braces are used for straightening the teeth and for correcting their misalignment. This type of orthodontic treatment is suitable at any age, but not all patients with crooked teeth may qualify. It is important that the gums and the teeth are healthy, otherwise orthodontic braces may do you more harm than good. If the teeth are mobile or the patient suffers from gum disease, the pressure applied on the teeth by the braces will determine them to become even more mobile and eventually fall.
The main benefit
The main benefit people want orthodontic braces for is cosmetic. Everyone wants to have a perfect smile, but when your teeth are crooked, it is very hard to achieve that, even if your teeth are sparkling white.
The other important benefit is oral health. Misaligned or crooked teeth can determine modifications of the jaw bone, thus leading to lots of other medical problems such as headaches or migraines. Besides, in case of overbiting or underbiting, people don’t chew their food very well, thus increasing the risk of developing stomach diseases.
If you have crooked teeth, you need to schedule a visit to your dentist and ask about braces. The dentist will send you to an orthodontist who is going to explain you in detail all the benefits of the treatment, the risks and the costs involved. You need to know that orthodontic treatments are usually quite long. You are going to need to maintain a perfect oral hygiene during all this time. It is a bit more complicated than it looks at first sight, as brushing and flossing won’t be the same anymore. However, the benefits for enjoying a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile exceed by far the inconvenience, therefore it is worth doing it even if you are not a teenager anymore. Psychologists have demonstrated that beautiful people are treated better by their peers and by other people they get in contact with. For you, this could mean a better job, a higher salary or a better mating partner.
Smile signifies self esteem. Regardless of the ages, straight teeth enable us appeal successfully. Straight teeth and jaws also perform an enormous part to balanced and healthy gums and teeth. After orthodontic braces you will find that your teeth are positioned in the correct way in your mouth. This will provide you with comfort and the ease of being able to clean your teeth properly. The most important benefit would be the dazzling smile you will be proud to show off and a really good feeling about yourself. If they suffer from misaligned teeth, the solution is affordable and much quicker than in the past. Call us for consultation.