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Reasons to Pursue Orthodontic Treatment

Straight teeth are not only beneficial for facial aesthetics. Correcting problems with your teeth alignment and bite can protect you from years of oral health problems and also improve mouth your function. Tooth alignment affects how well your teeth work and can sometimes even be painful. Orthodontics Marco Island treatments with dental braces can correct malocclusions (mild, moderate, and severe) which saves you from discomfort while improving the aesthetics of your smile.

How Teens and Adults Can Benefit from Orthodontics

If you are someone who dislikes spending even as little time in a dentist’s chair as possible, you may cringe about the idea of getting dental braces. However, a properly adjusted bite and straight teeth offer many benefits and can help prevent the following problems from developing:

Dental Cavities

Overlapping, crooked, or misaligned teeth are difficult to clean that even flossing and brushing may not be enough to protect you from developing cavities.

Enamel Damage

A misaligned bite can cause people to clench or grind their teeth as their teeth may come together at odd angles. This can lead to enamel damage over time.

Broken Teeth

Aging alone can cause dental issues. In addition to this, a set of misaligned teeth and one wrong bite or one wrong move can lead to a broken tooth or multiple fractured teeth.

Gum Disease

Misaligned teeth are hard to clean. Crevices that are not properly cleaned may accumulate plaque, which causes gum disease. Gum disease causes bone loss around the teeth and its surrounding structure, which results in loose teeth.

Why Treat Malocclusions

Orthodontic treatments are important for several reasons. Proper teeth alignment and jaws can prevent more extensive and complicated dental treatment later in life. For patients with severe jaw misalignment, preventive orthodontic treatment may also prevent jaw surgery later in life. Orthodontics is used to:

  • Corrects dental crowding and straightens teeth
  • Corrects your bite so the front and back teeth meet evenly
  • Reduces the chance of damage to prominent teeth
  • Improves your appearance including your smile

Orthodontics is also beneficial for the treatment of other health problems such as a cleft lip and palate.

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Any Questions About Orthodontics Marco Island?

Only an orthodontic specialist can deal with bite and teeth alignment problems. If you have any questions or concerns about Orthodontics Marco Island, schedule a consultation with us at Island Paradise Dental for more information.

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