Orthodontics: Just For A Pretty Smile?

Choosing orthodontic treatment is not only all about making your smile look amazing. This is, of course, an exceptional benefit of aligning your teeth but we encourage you to recognize that the advantages do not stop there! In fact, it’s often very important that you improve your alignment in an effort to protect your oral health. Are you surprised? Get a better feel for why a balanced smile is so significant with some quick tidbits.

Balance Promotes Function

Close your teeth together right now. Did you do it? How well do your top and bottom teeth fit together? If they’re aligned, they fit together like two halves of one whole. If not, you may find that certain teeth tap or grind against each other, maybe only your back teeth touch but your front do not, or other issues may come to the forefront. When your smile is not balanced, it’s not good for your oral health. Poor balance promotes functional issues like bruxism as well as TMJ disorder. Choosing orthodontic treatment will help prevent such concerns.

Alignment Promotes Easy Hygiene

Teeth that sit side-by-side with just enough room between them to floss are ideal for optimal dental hygiene. You can floss between them easily without food consistently becoming stuck (or without feeling like you need to force the floss between teeth without much luck). You can brush comprehensively because you can get your bristles against all tooth surfaces, rather than just the ones that are available (misaligned, crooked, or overlapping teeth are often difficult to brush). With easy dental hygiene thanks to an orthodontic treatment, you can expect to avoid decay and gingivitis with much greater success.

Orthodontics Can Protect Your Oral Health

Choose to come in for the orthodontic treatment you require, so your oral health can remain in wonderful condition for many years to come. We invite you to schedule an appointment with your Katy, TX dentist at Lathrop Dental Center by calling 832-437-3849. We proudly welcome patients and families from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.