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Besides straight teeth, what are the benefits of braces?

Everyone wants a naturally aligned and beautiful smile, and it is no secret that orthodontic braces and aligners can help deliver one.  However, there are greater benefits to wearing braces than just having straight teeth.  You’ll gain many oral health benefits in addition to the cosmetic ones.

Crooked or crowded teeth may overlap each other and create tight spaces. This may make it very difficult to brush and floss effectively, allowing bacteria and plaque to build up, eventually leading to tooth decay and gum disease.  With orthodontic treatment, your teeth will become properly aligned and spaced, allowing for more effective brushing.

Your teeth play an essential role in speech.  When they are out of line or lean too far forward or backward, it 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 and gum tissue 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 proper alignment, the bones and tissues are less likely to erode and can continue to support the teeth.

Your teeth play an important role in digestion.  Before food ever enters your stomach, it has been partially digested 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.

Call us at 973-764-2266 or 973-729-9923 to schedule your free consultation and get started on a beautiful and healthy smile today!


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    Lourdes V.

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