There is a common misconception about orthodontic services that braces and straight teeth only provide cosmetic benefits to how you look. However, this isn’t the case. There are many benefits of straight teeth to consider when it comes to scheduling orthodontic treatments that help to straighten your teeth and improve your alignment.
Improve Your Appearance
Straighter teeth can improve the appearance of your smile. Having an improved appearance can give you more confidence, which can improve your job prospects. Research shows that employers are much more likely to hire candidates that smile, seem friendly, and give off a sense of confidence.
Fix Alignment Issues
Straightening your teeth can correct any alignment issues that you face. Some alignment issues can make it difficult to properly enunciate words or to chew. Treatment with clear aligner trays or metal braces can fix your teeth’s alignment and make it easier to eat and chew.
Alignment issues can range from an overbite to an underbite or severely crooked teeth. In many instances, braces are the solution. However, there are other orthodontic treatments that can be utilized alone or in conjunction with braces to deliver the highest quality and fastest results possible.
Relieve Sleep Apnea
Misaligned teeth can cause obstructive sleep apnea. Straightening your teeth can reduce the obstruction, which can relieve sleep apnea symptoms. If tooth misalignment is the main cause of your obstructive sleep apnea, braces or clear aligner trays could resolve the issue completely.
If you currently receive treatment for sleep apnea using a CPAP machine, it is important to discuss this with your orthodontist if you need braces. Your orthodontist will make sure to create a customized treatment plan that enables you to receive the other concurrent treatments that you need to manage the symptoms of sleep apnea.
Reduce Tooth Decay
If you need to undergo orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth and correct alignment, you’re at an increased risk of tooth decay. If your teeth don’t have enough space between them to properly floss, food particles and bacteria could be left behind to cause tooth decay. Straighter teeth after orthodontic treatment have better tooth spacing, which makes it much easier to keep up with proactive oral hygiene.
Prevent Bone Loss
Sometimes misalignment can change the way that you bite and chew. If you don’t put the correct amount of pressure to your teeth during each bite, this can cause bone loss. The pressure applied to your teeth maintains a certain amount of bone density. Severe misalignment can cause little to no pressure to be applied to some of your teeth.
Call Us Today For An Appointment
Straightening your teeth is an investment, whether you personally need braces or your child does. It is an investment that can have long-lasting impacts on your overall well-being. Call Castle Hills 3D Orthodontics at 469-598-1700 to schedule an appointment to discuss any questions that you have about the process of getting straighter teeth.