Thinking about getting braces? It could be a great choice! Here are three advantages to orthodontic treatment:
1. Straight teeth are easier to brush and floss. Crooked teeth have awkward angles that may make them difficult to floss correctly. You may have a hard time curving the floss nicely around the edge of each tooth. Similarly, your toothbrush bristles may not make contact with every surface of the crooked tooth, which could lead to cavities.
2. An aligned bite is less likely to cause problems. The "bite" refers to the way your upper and lower teeth come together when you bite down. Where do the teeth contact each other? How do they overlap? Is the bite off-center, creating a cross bite? Dr. Robert Rudman first analyzes this occlusion, as it is called, to determine if you need braces.
There are many benefits to a well-aligned bite. For instance, an aligned bite is less likely to cause tension and strain on the joints, muscles, ligaments and nerves surrounding your jaw, head and neck. This can help you avoid headaches and facial pain. Also, a well-aligned bite generally makes it easier to chew and to speak, and prevents uneven and excessive wearing of your teeth enamel. For some people, aligning their bite may even improve their smile and the entire shape of their lower face.
3. You'll feel more confident about the appearance of your smile. Most people first become interested in braces because of the appearance of their teeth. With braces, you can have the straight, aligned teeth of your dreams! Feel more confident every time you smile and when you laugh.
Ready to find out if braces are right for you, right now? Experienced Denver orthodontist Dr. Robert Rudman provides care for patients of all ages. To arrange your consultation near the areas of Cherry Creek and Stapleton, please call our staff at 303-331-0222.