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The Health Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment
By The Brace Place Orthodontics
February 24, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Orthodontic  

In a perfect world, everyone would have perfectly aligned teeth. However, the reality is that plenty of people have poorly aligned teeth, crowded teeth, and crooked smiles. Aside from the cosmetic problems that these concerns raise, they can also make your teeth tougher to clean, which increases your risk for developing gum disease and tooth decay. Crooked teeth could likewise result in swallowing and chewing problems as well as difficulty in pronouncing specific sounds. In turn, this could place unnecessary stress and pressure on your chewing muscles, resulting in jaw pain.

Fortunately, here at The Brace Place Orthodontics in Jacksonville Beach and Ponta Vedra, FL, orthodontist Dr. Josh Goldknopf can address all of these concerns. Aside from the cosmetic benefits you receive from a properly aligned bite, the right orthodontic treatment plan can also offer the following oral health benefits:

Clean Your Teeth More Properly

Misaligned and crooked teeth can create nooks and crevices that are very difficult to clean thoroughly. This can cause bacteria buildup, leading to tooth decay, gum disease, dental infections, and other harmful dental issues.

Improve Your Chewing and Speech

Certain kinds of bite issues could make it hard for you to chew and speak properly. Orthodontics can fix these bite concerns to improve your chewing and speech.

Realign Your Jaw

A poorly aligned jaw cam result in TMJ dysfunction, which, in turn, leads to jaw pain and weakened teeth that could chip and wear out prematurely. In some cases, this pain could even radiate to the shoulders and neck. A properly aligned jaw could save you all the hassle and pain later on.

Relief from Sinus Pain

A bad bite can also narrow your airways and lead to pressure in your sinuses. The right orthodontic plan can fix your bite, which can clear your sinuses and make breathing more comfortable for you.

Take note that depending on the severity of your misaligned bite, your orthodontist may recommend one or more of these orthodontic procedures:

  • Braces
  • Retainers
  • Removable appliances
  • Headgear
  • Oral surgery

Need Dental Work? Call one of our Locations in Jacksonville Beach or Ponta Vedra, FL, Today

The right combination of orthodontic treatments will not only fix your smile, but also provide you with a myriad of health benefits. If you’re unhappy with how your teeth work or look, contact The Brace Place Orthodontics in Jacksonville Beach and Ponta Vedra, FL, to schedule an appointment with your orthodontist, Dr. Josh Goldknopf. Call us today at (904) 249-0037.