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How Braces Enhance your Oral Health

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.

Lowers the risk of injury

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.

Fewer cavities

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.


Less jaw, neck and head pain

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.

You can use braces at any age

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.

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J Cave
J Cave
12:59 09 Jul 18
We moved to Barrie in 1997 and my family has been coming to Dr. Chapnick since then! We love the whole team and have never had a bad visit! I encourage everyone to come here .
Nikki Stephens
Nikki Stephens
21:37 06 Jun 18
I had such a relaxing experience for a tooth extraction. Super friendly staff. Now today is my son's first consult and he is having a great time in the play area. Highly recommended!
Kayla Lopez
Kayla Lopez
12:37 08 Jun 18
What a fantastic office, the staff are incredibly thoughtful and friendly ❤ And a big thank you to Monique, who was so patient and gentle with my kids, they're actually excited to go to the dentist if they know that shes going to be there. Highly recommend!
Cassandra Mckechnie
Cassandra Mckechnie
15:28 31 May 18
The staff here are always so friendly! I hadn’t been to a dentist in years before coming here. It’s a very stress free environment where you can relax while there.
Nadia Chalmers
Nadia Chalmers
19:04 30 Jan 18
Our daughter was 5 weeks old when she had a frenectomy done at Molson Park Dental and we couldn’t be happier with the experience and end results. The entire team was so friendly and did such a wonderful job keeping me at ease during the procedure. Also, our daughter started nursing 100 times better immediately after the procedure was done. We can’t thank you enough for allowing us to continue our breastfeeding journey pain free and allowing our daughter the ability to nurse efficiently :)
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