Many who get orthodontic treatment experience a short period of discomfort as the teeth are gradually pushed into alignment. However, you are exchanging this brief discomfort for a solution to a wide range of health problems for not just your mouth, but the rest of you, too. When you consider that every orthodontist is a trained dentist, but only 5% of dentists are also orthodontists, this makes sense. Read on for five ways orthodontic treatment can improve your smile and your overall quality of life.
Straighter Teeth Make it Easier to Eat
Orthodontic treatment helps you eat more easily and more efficiently. Without teeth pressing on other teeth or a misplaced cuspid rubbing the inside of your cheek raw, you will also be able to eat more comfortably. After orthodontic treatment, you can eat anything you want with ease knowing your mouth is now in the proper alignment to chew your food.
You Will Have More Confidence
When your teeth are aligned correctly, it doesn’t just make eating easier and more comfortable. Your orthodontic treatment will make your smile look more natural since you’re no longer making an effort to hide crooked or outright misplaced teeth. An aligned smile improves many people’s confidence both in their smile and in themselves. You will feel so much better having aligned teeth when your orthodontic treatment is done.
Easier Dental Treatments
Your regular dentist will have an easier time getting to all the sides of your teeth with them aligned. This means your dental cleanings will be faster and easier. Aligned teeth allow for easier dental x-rays as well because teeth aren’t occluding other teeth and they likely won’t have to take several tries to get the x-ray they need.
More Effective Brushing and Flossing
Your floss and toothbrush will get between and around your teeth more easily. You can be sure that there aren’t misaligned teeth trapping plaque in hard-to-reach crevices that make it easy for decay to creep into your smile. You can be confident that every time you put your brush and floss down, your teeth are really clean.
Improved Overall Health and Reduced Inflammation
The health benefits of orthodontic treatment don’t end at your mouth. Your overall health is directly affected by your oral health. Orthodontic treatments make better health easier because you’re comfortable, confident, and your smile is easier to thoroughly clean. Call Parker Orthodontics today to learn more about the benefits of orthodontic treatment or to schedule your complimentary consultation.