Getting orthodontic treatment is a big deal! Braces and aligners can have a big impact on your life. These are 5 ways orthodontics will change your smile. We hope you’ll feel as excited as we are about them after reading this list.
1. A Straighter Smile
Many people think of the benefits from braces and aligners as solely cosmetic because of the way they work to straighten your teeth and correct your bite, and it’s true that they offer excellent cosmetic benefits for your smile. If you’re wanting a straighter smile, orthodontics are the way to achieve that. But a straighter smile can also provide many benefits beyond those that are cosmetic.
2. Easier Dental Care
In addition to improving the appearance of your smile, a straighter smile can also make it a lot easier to brush and floss your teeth well. Talk about a win-win! If you’ve struggled to floss crowded or overlapping teeth and suffered from cavities between your teeth, you know how important this is.
3. Healthier Teeth and Gums
When teeth are crowded, crooked, or overlapping, it’s not uncommon for tough-to-clean areas like tight spots between teeth or nooks and crannies underneath overlapping teeth to get neglected and suffer plaque and bacteria build-up. When you make it easier to practice good oral hygiene, it leads to better overall health for your teeth and gums, reducing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease throughout your mouth.
4. Improved Comfort
When your teeth or bite are not in proper alignment, it’s all you’ve known, so you may not be able to imagine what it can feel like to not have an overbite, underbite, or misaligned teeth. The comfort experienced when your teeth are healthy and your jaw is in correct alignment is unmatched. This is why we believe orthodontics make your whole mouth happier!
5. More Confidence
When you feel good physically, it’s easier to feel better about nearly everything else in your life. One of our favorite ways orthodontics will change your smile is that your smile will truly reflect how you feel. When you have a healthy smile, you feel proud to show it off.
If you’d like to learn more about the ways orthodontics will change your life, schedule a consultation with an orthodontist so that they can assess how braces or aligners can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.
Call our Santa Fe Dental Office, to make an appointment with a dentist who may be able to help you find out more about this topic, and improve your oral health.