The one thing that everybody knows is that braces help to improve the smile. Is straightens teeth and thus makes your smile more attractive. What many people do not know is that it has numerous other benefits, including enhancing dental health.
They Prevent Gum Disease
Failure to take care of your oral hygiene can easily cause gum disease. Part of maintaining good oral health is brushing and flossing correctly. Braces straighten and align teeth correctly so that it becomes easier to brush and floss properly. Also, without straightening teeth using braces, food can get lodged in between your teeth and cause more dental problems other than gum disease.
Prevent Tooth Decay
Failure to clean teeth properly is what leads to tooth decay. It occurs as a result of bacteria building up in tiny crevices in the mouth, which causes acid buildup. The acid that builds up erodes the enamel of your teeth, exposing your teeth to decay and other dental issues that are even worse.
Braces Prevent Formation of Cavities
Cavities can be treated easily when the treatment is done early. When left untreated for long, the type of treatment that will be required for the cavities will be very costly. Braces can help to prevent cavities altogether, in a way similar to how it prevents gum disease and tooth decay. Proper spacing and alignment of the teeth allow for effective cleaning, which prevents cavities.
Braces Deter Dental Injuries
Injury can result in cracked or broken teeth, which never looks pretty. Car crashes, high-contact sports, and accidental falls among others can cause the injury. The risks of getting a cracked or broken tooth are a lot higher for individuals who have protruding upper teeth. Braces can help to straighten the protruding teeth, hence reduce the chances of cracking or breaking a tooth.
Braces Improve Your Bite
If your teeth do not fit together correctly, you probably experience some problems when eating. A bad bite can even cause improper chewing, which leads to a variety of other issues, including jaw aches and even tooth loss. An orthodontist can fit your teeth with braces such that it will correct your bite. Aligning the lower and upper parts of your mouth will, in turn, improve your dental health as teeth will function properly.