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3 Medical Benefits of Braces

A woman smiling with braces

Uneven or crooked teeth may make you feel embarrassed of your smile. That is exactly why you should consider getting braces for your teeth, as everybody deserves to wear their smile with confidence. Don’t let something that can be fixed easily bring you down.

This post will talk about some of the most important reasons you should get braces and how they improve your life.

  1. They Make Your Teeth Even

Apart from the smiling aspect, uneven or misaligned teeth can actually cause some serious tooth problems. It can lead to premature tooth decay, as uneven tooth wear can happen below the enamel. By exposing such sensitive tissues, it can cause further erosion and pain. Prevent all of that by getting your misaligned teeth fixed and save yourself from damage while giving yourself your smile back.

  1. Prevent Gum Diseases

If you already have crooked teeth, it may be a sign of existing gum disease. When the gum disease increases, the crooked teeth get overcrowded in the mouth and shift their position further. When that happens, it becomes very difficult to clean those teeth. In addition, uncleaned teeth can further lead to plaque buildup that causes your gums to develop a sticky layer, eventually turning into tartar, eroding your gums and teeth further.

  1. Help with Digestion

Misaligned teeth can prevent you from chewing your food entirely into teeny tiny bits before sending it down your stomach. This leads to bigger pieces of food just sitting in your stomach, which takes longer to digest thoroughly. Getting braces to align your teeth and straighten them helps you in chewing food properly, which can lead to better digestion.

If you want to ensure that your child has confidence when smiling, book an appointment today with Dr. Naomi Lane at Piedmont Pediatric Dentistry.

Posted on Aug 23, 2021
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