We all want a Hollywood smile, but fear the discomfort and length of a proper orthodontic treatment.
From the first types of rudimentary braces to the newest orthodontic appliances, straightening your teeth has remained a tedious process that takes a long time and is not something to look for.
And yet we advise you to go forward, if you do need braces.
Here are the top 5 reasons why you should start your orthodontic treatment:
Your teeth will look better
Let’s face it, we all want to look our best.
We could talk about how properly aligned teeth are healthier and stronger till we’re blue in the face, but the main reason MOST people go through this entire process is that they want to have beautiful teeth.
Any good orthodontist will focus on how to improve your dental health, but they also know you want to look in the mirror and see a gorgeous smile. Fortunately most of the time a successful orthodontic treatment will give you this smile as well.
It can prevent teeth from erupting in the wrong position
There are many orthodontics patients who started their treatment later in life, when teeth have already erupted and got misaligned.
Yet there’s an increased number of younger patients who get braces way earlier.
If the dentist suspects your child’s teeth will erupt in a wrong position (something a routine dental x-ray should show), early orthodontic treatment could help fix the problem before it appears.
Braces would guide teeth into their proper position and save you more headaches afterwards.
Braces will make your jaw pain cease
If you have a misaligned bite (something many orthodontic patients suffer from), this causes frequent jaw pain, headaches and even lock jaw.
Since the treatment doesn’t address only the beauty side (a nice smile), it will help solve your bite problems and make the other issues disappear.
Straight teeth are easier to clean
.. properly clean.
Most people who suffer from crowded teeth find it almost impossible to have their teeth cleaned perfectly.
Even flossing and brushing carefully can’t clean teeth that are crowded and this means bad breath and tooth decay.
As soon as you finish your orthodontic treatment you’ll notice that your teeth can be cleaned way better than before.
To prevent tooth decay
Since crowded teeth are harder to keep clean, tooth decay can become an issue.
By wearing braces you’ll be able to straighten your teeth and properly brush and floss. This, in return, should help you keep healthier teeth for longer.
A misaligned mouth can cause snoring and sleep apnea as well, this is another great reason to look into starting your orthodontic treatment.