Braces Can Straighten — and Strengthen — Your Teeth.
There are plenty of reasons to visit the orthodontists at the office of Orthodontics, Inc. to discuss being fitted for braces. Braces help straighten crooked teeth, correct the bite, and align the jaw enroute to creating a beautiful, long-lasting smile. But those are not the only important functions that braces serve. They also actually improve your overall oral health.
That’s right, orthodontics and your oral health are firmly linked, and for a variety of reasons you may not have even considered. Getting braces while you are still a youngster — or even as an adult — lowers the likelihood of tooth decay (cavities) and gum disease. Teeth that are nice and straight are simply easier to clean. Crooked teeth make it more difficult for your toothbrush and dental floss to reach those in-between places where plaque builds up. Plaque is that pesky film composed of sugar from the food we eat and bacteria that weakens the hard enamel that protects our teeth, putting us at risk for cavities and red, swollen gums. Fortunately, plaque buildup is avoidable through a good oral hygiene routine.
If you think orthodontists are only specialists at straightening teeth, think again. Besides the advanced training they receive in their field, orthodontists complete four years of dental school, so they are fully versed in all aspects of their patients’ oral hygiene.
If you have questions about the benefits of braces or other orthodontic treatments, please don’t hesitate to contact the specialists at the office of Orthodontics, Inc. for a consultation today. Our attentive staff offers our patients the latest in treatment options in a friendly, comfortable setting that is designed to put their minds at ease. Our goal is to create a long-lasting smile for each patient that not only radiates beauty and confidence, but also good health.