You may be surprised by some of these lesser-known benefits of getting braces.
We all know that braces are designed to shift teeth into the ideal position for a more attractive smile. However, this isn’t the only reason to turn to our Ponte Vedra, and Jacksonville Beach, FL, orthodontist Dr. Josh Goldknopf for braces. Braces offer a wide range of benefits, some of which you might not even realize. By getting braces to correct your misaligned or crooked teeth, here are some of the other long-term benefits that you’ll also enjoy.
A New and Improved Bite
The way your teeth fit together is incredibly important for their health and function. When teeth are misaligned, this means that more pressure is being placed on certain teeth when biting and chewing.
Over time, this can cause excessive wear on teeth and even lead to chips and cracks. By turning to our Ponte Vedra, and Jacksonville Beach, FL, orthodontist for braces, we can correct your bite and prevent these problems from happening to you.
Easy Chewing and Better Digestion
When teeth are perfectly straight it also makes it easier to properly chew your food. If you’ve been noticing some digestive issues it could have something to do with your current smile. Crooked and misaligned teeth make it difficult to thoroughly chew food. You may be literally biting off more than you can chew.
As a result, larger pieces of food are going into your stomach. Your stomach has to work overtime to break them down. By correcting your smile with braces, we can make chewing easier and also give your stomach a little reprieve.
Cleaner, Healthier Teeth
Another major benefit of getting braces is that you’ll also have a healthier smile. Crowding and gapped teeth are harder to keep clean. This means that food can easily get trapped between and around teeth. This leads to an increase in plaque buildup. Over time, this can result in decay and gum disease. Straighter smiles are easier to brush and floss, which means less plaque and food left behind.
Do you have questions about getting braces from our Ponte Vedra, and Jacksonville Beach, FL, orthodontists? Want to discuss your orthodontic options with us? To schedule a consultation with Dr. Goldknopf today by calling The Brace Place at (904) 222-8588.