Straight teeth look great but straight teeth also give you a healthy smile. Here are some of the health benefits of orthodontic treatment, which you can get with braces:
Self-confidence – After your braces treatment, you may find your self-confidence boosted by your new smile and the change in your appearance. Some people even feel that way during treatment. As you know, smiling has many benefits. It can help you make a strong impression in lots of different social situations – at school, at work, or at a party.
Healthier gums – When your teeth are crowded or too widely spaced, you can get swollen gums and redness – signs of periodontal disease. All of that can make you less likely to smile, even when you want to make a good impression, like in photos or at an interview. Clinical studies show that when teeth are straight, the gums fit tighter around the teeth, which can lead to better periodontal health. Your gum health may improve after your braces treatment.
Less stress on joints – Misaligned teeth can cause painful stress on supporting bone and jaw joints, as well as cause abnormal wear on your teeth, which can lead to even more problems. The good news is that braces can help solve those problems by properly aligning your teeth.