Most people associate braces with beautifully straight teeth. At The Best Braces, we’re proud of that association, but we want everyone to know that braces do far more than straighten teeth. In fact, orthodontic care just might be an essential part of your overall health care. Why? Because braces and other orthodontic treatments can improve the quality of your life. Here are just a few ways how:
- Braces can prevent gum disease. When teeth are crowded or overlapped, it is difficult to clean between them thoroughly. Over time, the plaque, food particles, and tartar can cause the gums to become inflamed and eventually lead to gum disease — the number one cause of tooth loss in adults.
- Braces can correct bite misalignment. When your upper and lower teeth don’t line up as they should, it may be difficult to sufficiently chew your food or speak clearly. If your misalignment involves protruding teeth, you’re at greater risk for dental emergencies. Lastly, misaligned teeth tend to wear unevenly, resulting in some teeth that are “ground down” more than others.
- Braces can prevent and/or correct jaw misalignment. If your jaw isn’t properly aligned, you may experience a number of pains, including headaches, earaches, neck and shoulder aches, and even facial pain. These, along with popping and ringing of the ears, are among the symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD. Without treatment, TMD pain can be debilitating.
- Braces can improve self-esteem! Depending on what type of orthodontic care you choose, you may even feel a boost in confidence during your treatment. From traditional braces to ClearCorrect, we know you’ll be proud of the smile you end up with.
If you’ve been considering orthodontic care, what are you waiting for? We offer a variety of treatments for patients of all ages. We are located in Southfield, Michigan, and proudly serve the Metro Detroit area. Call us today to schedule a consultation.