The mouth is the first element in the digestive process and must work properly for the rest of the system to function. Thus, misaligned teeth can greatly reduce your ability to properly chew food and prepare it for the rest of the digestive system. Braces can correct this problem and improve your overall health.
Teeth that are badly spaced or crooked can affect your ability to speak and, in turn, to be heard by others. Speaking is a necessity in the modern world and braces can help improve the way you communicate and thus associate with others.
Cleaner Teeth and Gums
Misaligned teeth are difficult to clean through the normal brushing and flossing techniques. This can result in the accumulation of plaque that will eventually lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Braces can even make it easier for your dentist and dental hygienist to clean your teeth.
Changes in the Jaw
Improvements in the mouth and jaw region can reduce your susceptibility to snoring and its related problems and can also prevent both breathing and hearing problems. Braces can even enhance your facial appearance.
Preventing Long-Term Health Problems
Several serious health problems have been associated with misaligned teeth, including the obvious issue of physical pain. Braces can prevent the development of lockjaw, temporomandibular (TMJ) disorder, and even headaches.
Improve Your Self-Confidence
Children and adults with straight teeth will feel better about themselves and about the way they can eat, work, play, and communicate. This can be of tremendous benefit to them, particularly during youthful years of personal development. Braces can be a way of achieving greater happiness and even improved school and employment habits.
Considering the Option of Braces
According to Healthline, the length of time a person will have to wear braces is normally between one and three years. However, this is a good investment in time when considering what braces have to offer, which is much more than giving someone straight teeth!
To learn more about braces or schedule a free smile consultation with Stork Orthodontics in Des Moines, Iowa, call 515-497-7863 or get in touch here.