What Are the Advantages of Getting Braces?

One of the most appealing features of teeth is uniformity and straightness. Patients with malocclusion seek treatments to address their dental misalignment and restore their confidence to smile. According to your South Bay dentist, braces are one of the most popular treatments for straightening teeth. The popularity of braces necessitated developing and implementing varying braces depending on patients’ preferences. Some of the most common braces include traditional metal, ceramic, and lingual braces. Patients are exploring Invisalign braces, the latest orthodontic treatment offering invisibility benefits. The following are the key benefits of braces in helping you achieve a health and more attractive smile:

Thorough digestion

Digestion begins in the mouth. Your teeth mechanically break down food in a process called mastication. Poor digestion occurs due to improper chewing. Failure to chew food properly lengthens digestion in the stomach. Patients with malocclusion cannot chew food properly. Braces are an option to correct your teeth misalignment to promote chewing for easy digestion in the stomach.

Prevent bone degradation

Inadequate dental support causes the degradation of gum and bone tissue. Misalignment affects the pressure your teeth exert on your gums and jaw. Inadequate pressure when you talk and chew prevents the growth of new jaw tissue in your mouth, causing less stimulation that leads to tissue and bone erosion. Braces are an effective treatment to preserve appropriate teeth arrangement and sustain underlying gum tissue and bone. 

Reduced periodontal disease and tooth decay

One of the most critical dental practices is maintaining regular hygiene. Dentists recommend patients brush their teeth at least twice a day. Although patients with malocclusions can commit to regular teeth brushing, this practice may not be effective due to their dental crookedness preventing thorough cleaning in hard-to-reach areas. This problem leads to plaque buildup and subsequent tartar, which enhances the chances of periodontal diseases and cavities. Braces are a potential treatment to restore straight teeth alignment for easy and effective brushing and flossing.

Improved speech

Your voice is not the only factor influencing your speech. Speech complications can occur due to dental misalignment. Although speech therapy can help improve your speech problems. However, the best way to completely address speech problems due to misaligned is to get braces. Your doctor will perform a comprehensive dental evaluation to determine how your crooked, overcrowded, and overlapping teeth may affect your teeth and recommend appropriate braces to restore precise communication.

Eliminate destructive habits

Children and adults adopt destructive habits like chewing pencils, biting their lips, and sucking their thumbs, which can affect dental alignment. You should recognize destructive habits and patterns in your child and seek orthodontic intervention to restore alignment. Your doctor may recommend braces to fix your child’s misalignment. This treatment approach also prevents the continuation of these destructive habits.

How do you know if you need braces?

Dental complications, such as overbite or underbite, crooked or crowded teeth, crossbites, difficulty chewing, and late tooth loss in children, require orthodontic intervention. Contact Dental Art of South Bay to inquire about your candidacy for braces to treat a malocclusion.