It appears that the sole purpose of braces is to offer the user flawless, beautiful smiles. Straight, and properly aligned teeth promote good oral health. If you’re considering braces, ask your Barrie dentist to recommend an orthodontist. This is a dentist whose primary area of specialization is to straighten crooked teeth. Here is how braces will improve your overall oral health.
If your teeth overlap or stick out, they are more likely to get injured in case you get a blow to your face. An accidental fall down the stairs or a hit from a ball can result in chipped or broken teeth. If the blow is too severe, you may end up losing a tooth or several teeth. It’s costly to repair or replace a fallen tooth or a damaged one.
One of the things that make it difficult for many people to practice better oral hygiene is misaligned and overlapping teeth. In fact, it’s impossible for you to remove plaque from each nook and cranny with dental floss or toothbrush if you have overlapping teeth.
The unhealthy bacteria in the plaque will eventually begin to eat away your teeth enamel, resulting in cavities. If plaque remains on your teeth for a long time it forms a substance called tartar. This is what causes the periodontal disease especially if this substance forms at the gum line. The periodontal disease is a major cause of teeth loss. Fortunately, braces can help you prevent these dental issues.
Over time, misaligned teeth become worn out. Eventually, teeth wear or fall out can result in temporomandibular joint dysfunction. This is a painful condition that affects the jaw. Teeth misalignment might also contribute to neck pain, headache, and chipped or broken teeth due to the continuous stress on your teeth.
In some cases, you can develop digestive issues due to your dental problems. If your upper and lower teeth never meet whenever you take a bite, it’s difficult for you to chew food properly and that may cause digestive issues.
Braces are most commonly associated with teenagers probably because this is the first time people begin noticing their crooked teeth. There is no age restriction for this type of dental corrective treatment, and so, you shouldn’t be put off by the stereotypes floating around. If your gums and teeth are strong enough you can use braces regardless of your age.
It’s worth noting that braces put a lot of pressure on your gums. Naturally, you should have robust, tough, and flexible gum tissue that can bounce back if you intend to wear braces. It’s becoming more common for adults to wear braces too. Most of these individuals saw the need for this corrective treatment while they were kids and for some reason, their families couldn’t afford it. So, they opt for braces to fix the misaligned teeth that are messing up with their confidence.