Need braces? About 1 million American adults wear them for a variety of reasons, including teeth straightening, jaw adjustment, and bite realignment. With all of these benefits, it’s no mystery why so many people of all ages choose orthodontic care! Led by Dr. Josh Goldknopf, The Brace Place (offices in Ponte Vedra and Jacksonville Beach, FL) offers braces to patients—here are 4 benefits of undergoing treatment.
1. Improve Your Smile
Adult braces can give you the perfect smile you've always wanted! Braces offer corrective treatment for crooked teeth, overcrowded teeth, gapped teeth, protruding teeth, overbite, underbite, etc. Today, dentists offer metal braces that are much smaller and more comfortable than the bulky, braces that many people remember. Clear braces, made of tooth-colored ceramic, are also an increasingly popular option, especially for people who want to straighten their smile discreetly.
2. Improve Your Oral Health
Adult dental braces can result in better dental health, for crooked and overcrowded teeth can make daily dental hygiene difficult. Over time, this may lead to dental cavities, periodontal (gum) disease, and tooth loss. An improper bite can also interfere with speaking and chewing, lead to problems with the jaws, and cause abnormal wear to the enamel on your teeth.
3. Prevent Health Problems
Straightening your smile is not just about aesthetics—a bad bite or overcrowded teeth can cause a myriad of health problems. A bad bite can cause strain on the teeth and jaw muscles, contributing to problems that range from minor inconveniences to major issues, including TMJ, difficulty chewing, headaches, and broken teeth. Poor dental health can also cause problems that go far beyond the mouth. Research has shown that poor dental health is linked to diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and heart attack.
4. Improve Oral Function
In addition to creating an attractive smile, adult dental braces can also improve oral function. When your teeth and jaws are in alignment, it means that you are able to more easily speak, bite, and chew. Correcting your bite will also decrease wear and damage to your teeth over a lifetime.
Give Us a Call!
It's never too late to get the straight smile that you've always wanted. Don't delay! Call The Brace Place at 904-222-8588 now to schedule a dental consultation at one of our offices in either Ponte Vedra or Jacksonville Beach, FL.