February 23, 2023
Have you ever wondered if getting braces is only about achieving straight teeth? We get this question a lot and thought we would address why having straight teeth not only helps with confidence but also provides many health benefits.
The benefits of braces and Invisalign are not merely aesthetic. It has been proven that crooked teeth are more difficult to brush and floss. Also, food tends to be easily lodged between misaligned teeth. Therefore, after undergoing this treatment your teeth will be straight and it will be much easier to maintain good oral hygiene.
Poor oral hygiene results in the buildup of bacteria and food debris on your teeth and gums. With time, this causes some dental issues such as tooth decay and gum disease. By straightening your teeth and improving your oral hygiene, you will prevent the onset of these diseases which are the leading cause of tooth loss.
Aside from straightening your teeth, braces and invisalign can also fix other issues such as malocclusions. A malocclusion is when your teeth aren’t fitting together properly. This is an aspect that is sometimes disregarded but it has great benefits for your oral health. When left untreated, a malocclusion becomes worse over time and results in pronounced clenching and grinding of your teeth.
Protruding teeth are more prone to dental injuries. Braces and invisalign can shift these teeth back into their ideal positions and prevent any injuries.
Sometimes, crooked teeth can affect your speech and cause lisps. This can make people feel very self-conscious, but tends to be corrected after treatment with Quest Orthodontics.
At Quest Orthodontics we offer several options for your orthodontic treatment and wanted to share a couple of our favorites.
LightForce braces are customized, 3D-printed braces that blend cutting-edge technology with digital treatment planning. This means that LightForce braces can be uniquely designed for each individual patient!
Clear aligners are slim, comfortable, and a great alternative to the brackets and wires of traditional braces. Not only are they comfortable, they are also virtually invisible, can be removed for 1-2 hours each day, and are specifically designed for your orthodontic needs.
For these reasons and many others we feel that orthodontic treatment is about so much more than just straight teeth. Want to give your teen a healthy smile that may even help boost their self confidence? Bring them to Quest Orthodontics and we will help create a healthy smile.
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