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What are the main reasons to seek orthodontic treatment?

A Great Smile 

We all want a beautiful smile. When you are confident and happy with your smile, you will smile more often. Many studies show that people who smile more are happier, do well in school, do better in job interviews, etc. For those reasons it’s no wonder that the main reason people seek orthodontic treatment is to improve their smile and gain more confidence. A great smile is with you 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Going through the process of orthodontic treatment and wearing retainers can make that smile last a lifetime.

Obtaining a great smile for a lifetime makes for a great investment. However, beyond straightening the teeth and making the smile look more esthetic, there are other beneficial reasons for orthodontic treatment. 

Function 

We use our teeth on a daily basis when eating and speaking. A main objective of any orthodontic treatment plan should include correcting the bite to ensure the best function of the bite and teeth. A functional, stable bite with even overlap of the front and back teeth can prevent excessive pressure being placed on just a few teeth. Doing so can increase the longevity of the teeth and prevent premature wear. A functional bite also protects the health of the gums and supporting tissue and allows them to develop properly.

Health 

Straight teeth are easier to clean and maintain. Crooked, crowded, or misaligned teeth are harder to clean, brush, and floss properly. A common occurrence is when teeth overlap each other making the surface of the tooth partially covered and difficult to fully reach all of the tooth with a brush or floss. Straightening the teeth provides much better access to all surfaces of the teeth and makes the time spent flossing and brushing easier and more effective. This all leads to more healthy teeth and gums.

There are many great benefits to having orthodontic treatment. Call us today for a free consultation to better understand how your smile would benefit from orthodontic treatment. 

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