Orthodontic Treatment Can Save You Money With Your Oral Health
The benefit of orthodontic care is much greater than just improving the aesthetics of your teeth. Orthodontic care can also significantly reduce the need for dental intervention and treatment as you age. The placement of the jaw and position of the teeth in certain patients can lead to serious and expensive dental health issues in the future. It might seem like orthodontic care is an expensive and time-consuming investment. However, you would be surprised at the cost of dental care should you need numerous treatments during your lifetime. Orthodontic care can help improve a number of concerns:
Persistent Dental Decay
When teeth are crowded and crooked, it can be difficult to properly brush and floss your teeth. This can lead to an accumulation of bacteria and plaque between your teeth and along the gumline. Patients with these issues are more likely to experience persistent dental decay and issues with gum disease. The concern with frequent decay is that, eventually, the teeth will need to be extracted and replaced. Orthodontic care can move your teeth to the optimal placement, removing this concern.
Bite and Alignment Concerns
Patients who have a misaligned bite or dental arches that are too narrow can experience oral health problems as well as issues with their overall health. If these concerns with bite and jaw placement are not addressed, it can lead to issues with temporomandibular joint disorder, commonly known as TMD, and can also cause problems with sleep apnea. When alignment issues are not addressed, patients may find it difficult to properly chew and swallow their food, which can cause problems with digestion and lead to gastrointestinal problems.
Early intervention with our office can help improve these and other concerns sooner rather than later. If you, your child, or another loved one needs orthodontic care, we are happy to offer a consultation. We can perform an initial inspection and then suggest our treatment recommendations.
If you are located in the Southfield, MI area, be sure to contact our team to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon!