Straighter Teeth Equals Long Term Benefits

More than just a beautiful smile

Did you know that straighter teeth have long-lasting health effects?  Sure it’s great to have that fantastic smile.  One you want to flash whenever you can.  But did you know that having straight teeth can help in other ways? Here are a few.

Healthier Gums

When your teeth are properly aligned, it aids in helping gums “fit tighter around them.” which may lead to better periodontal health.  When Patients can brush and floss normally, it allows for better cleaning and overall tooth and gum health.  It also reduces the chance for tooth decay and periodontal disease.

Easier Cleanings

With maintenance of good oral hygiene, the chances of having plaque retention, tooth decay and periodontal disease can be reduced.

Decreased Risk of Trauma and Abnormal Wear

Properly aligned teeth are generally less stressful on the supporting bone and jaw joints. It is important to note that improperly positioned teeth can be at risk of increased wear and chipping.

Once you’ve completed Orthodontic care, regular follow-ups are always a good idea.  After all, catching any changes early before they become severe is the key in everything related to your overall health and well-being.