Most people believe that the payoff of getting braces is having a great smile once they are removed. What many don’t know is that the aesthetic advantage of braces is just one of the many benefits that might not be known to a lot of people.
Proper alignment of teeth not only looks good but it also feels good to chew with them as they are more effective in gnashing food into tiny pieces. This easier and more effective way of breaking down what we eat also leads to easier digestion and is very helpful to those who might have nutritional or chewing problems.
Right positioning of teeth also helps in speech through correction of certain speech impediments or lisps caused by gap/spaces and improper alignment of teeth that might make it hard to pronounce certain sounds or words.
The correction of tooth positions also aids in the proper closing and opening of our jaws and can address jaw problems and/or prevent grinding that tend to wear away certain teeth.
The achievement of this alignment also makes cleaning of the teeth and gums easier. Food tends to get trapped in between teeth and they become more difficult to remove upon brushing and even flossing. The build-up of plaque and bacteria in these areas promotes the occurrence of gum disease.
If this is not addressed properly it can ultimately lead to the destruction of the bone that supports our teeth through the condition called periodontitis. This loosens the teeth in time and can make them mobile; in their advanced stages, the tooth involved will have to be removed since they have become non-functional.
Dental Experts have also led to believe that poor oral health can lead to various health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, dementia, and respiratory infections. This is because your teeth provide a direct path to your bloodstream where the infection can enter.
The presence of braces becomes a great reminder of how important it is to properly brush and floss our teeth because the brackets themselves are potential food traps. This reinforcement of dental hygiene will be carried out even after the removal of the braces and helps maintain healthy teeth.
Those benefits should be enough for you to consider having braces as that will do you and your teeth good in the long run.
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