5 Benefits of Braces

It’s never too late to get braces.

In the past, braces may have been associated with children and teenagers, but today it is commonplace for adults to have orthodontic treatment with braces in order to have straight teeth!

Aside from straighter teeth, braces also bring about five more benefits:

1. It helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

Another problem with crooked teeth is that it creates tight spaces that are hard to clean.

These spaces can trap food debris that can put you at risk of developing plaque and cavities no matter how diligent you are when it comes to oral hygiene. Sometimes, you may even find flossing a bit frustrating since the floss itself can get stuck!

But by getting braces, you will be able to keep your teeth clean more efficiently.

2. It makes your eating sessions more comfortable.

Don’t ignore the pain you feel when you’re chewing. You may think it is a minor problem, but when an improper bite can make chewing uncomfortable.

3. It prevents injury to your cheeks and tongue

Misaligned teeth can cause cheek and tongue biting. With aligned teeth, your inner cheeks and tongue will no longer be susceptible.

4. It improves your speech.

Have you noticed that individuals with underbites have difficulty with “s” sounds? Our teeth position, along with our tongue and other vocal organs, are vital in forming specific sounds for communication.

Braces will help align your teeth, enabling you to make the right sounds when speaking. Not only will braces help you speak more clearly, but it will also help you speak more confidently too!

5. It corrects your jaw pain.

The pain you feel in your jaw could actually be caused by the joints in your jaw trying to correct itself based on the misalignment of your teeth.

Dr. Cheung, an experienced Orthodontist in Briarcliff Manor, New York, will create a custom treatment plan for you.

Contact us at 914.923.5089 to schedule your consultation at Orthodontic Harmony.

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