05 Oct 6 Reasons You Might Need Orthodontics for Non-Cosmetic Reasons
When most people think of orthodontics, they think of clunky, teeth-straightening braces that aren’t very attractive and aren’t very comfortable to wear. But braces have come a long way in the last few years. Not only can you get clear braces like Invisalign at your local dental clinic but dentists all over Winnipeg agree that orthodontic treatment can give you more than just straighter teeth. Keep reading to learn more about the many benefits of orthodontics below.
1. Correct Crowding
Crowded or misaligned teeth can make it hard to brush and floss properly and can lead to a number of other issues including:
- Speech impediments
- Pain in the jaw
- Difficulty chewing
- Tooth decay
2. Keep Teeth From Erupting Incorrectly
When a child’s adult teeth are coming in, it’s very important to visit your dental clinic regularly so that your child’s dentist can monitor jaw development and the condition of the new adult teeth. Your child’s dentist can also correct minor misalignments before they become major concerns.
3. Prevent Tooth Decay
When teeth are crowded or misaligned, it can be difficult to care for them properly. Crowding makes it hard for children and adults alike to floss in-between each tooth which can lead to decay due to prolonged exposure to food particles and cavity-causing bacteria.
4. Correct an Overbite/Underbite
If the upper part of your jaw sticks out farther than your lower jaw, you have an overbite. If the lower part of your jaw sticks out farther than the upper part, you have an underbite. Both of these issues can lead to jaw pain if left untreated and both can be corrected by orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign braces.
5. Prevent Over-spacing
Just as orthodontics can help to correct crowding, they can also correct over-spacing and work to close large gaps in-between teeth. And with Invisalign, you won’t have to worry about how you look while you’re wearing them because they’re practically invisible.
6. Prevent Jaw Pain
The issues associated with crowded, or misaligned teeth often result in grinding, difficulty chewing and other behaviours that can leave you with jaw pain. Braces aid in jaw development and prevent jaw pain from becoming an issue.
Get the smile you’ve always wanted with Assiniboine Dental Group in Winnipeg today. Our team of talented orthodontists take the time to work with you to assess your needs and provide you with highly attentive and individualized care. Contact us today to learn more about our dental clinic and all the services offered by our team of friendly and caring dental health care professionals.