Getting braces is like a rite of passage for many kids and teens, but is also common for adults. The decision of whether or not to get braces is a big one. Braces provide many benefits. Here are some ways braces benefit you to aid you in making this decision for yourself or your child.
1. It Straightens Crooked Teeth and Ineffective Bite
Crooked teeth are one of the more well known ways braces benefit you, but they can also be recommended by a dental professional due to an ineffective bite. Both crooked teeth and an ineffective bite can be detrimental to a child or person of any age getting the nutrients they need because it can make chewing more laborious, and affect digestion for those without a correctly aligned bite and teeth.
2. It Can Prevent Cavities
Another one of the many ways braces benefit you is by making it easier to keep your teeth clean and healthy. Crooked teeth can lead to food getting stuck in the angles and crevices of the teeth making brushing and flossing less effective and more difficult to do correctly. Correctly aligned teeth are much easier to floss and care for well.
3. It Can Boost Your Confidence in Your Smile
Another of the ways braces benefit you or your child, can be that boost of self confidence that comes from making healthy choices and prioritizing self care. Crooked teeth or a misaligned bite can make a child, teen or adult feel self conscious and shy about showing off their beautiful smile. All of us want to make our best first impression and many people find that they experience new pride and joy in showing off their smile after braces.
Your dentist or orthodontist can assess the alignment of your teeth and bite and let you know what is needed and how long it might take to achieve the smile you desire.
Call our Pleasanton, San Antonio, TX, dental office to make an appointment with a dentist who may be able to help you find out more about this topic, and improve your oral health.