What are the benefits of braces?

When people think of braces, they think of metal wires and brackets that are uncomfortable to wear. It’s no secret that getting braces can improve your smile. However, many people don’t realise that there are many other benefits of getting braces — beyond just straightening your teeth.

This blog post will explore why you might want to consider braces. So whether you’re a teenager or an adult, read on to find out what braces can do for you!

Straight teeth

The most obvious benefit of getting braces is that they can help to straighten your teeth. If your teeth are crooked or misaligned, braces can help correct the problem and give you a straighter, more uniform smile.

Prevent tooth decay, cavities and gum disease

When your teeth are well aligned, it is easier to brush and floss them to get rid of the plaque and bacteria that cause tooth decay, reducing the risk of cavities. Additionally, straight teeth are less likely to become damaged or fractured. Braces can also help reduce serious conditions such as gum disease, as straight teeth are easier to maintain.

Enhanced self-esteem

If you’re unhappy with how your teeth look, braces can help to improve your appearance and give you more confidence in your smile. Additionally, straightening your teeth can make you feel better about yourself overall.

Improved speech

If you have problems with your speech, such as a lisp caused by a gap between your front teeth, getting braces can help to improve the issue. When your teeth are properly aligned, it can help you to produce clearer speech sounds.

Reduced risk of injury

If you have misaligned teeth, you may be at a higher risk for injury to the lips, cheeks and tongue due to accidental biting. Braces can help reduce this risk by aligning the teeth and preventing them from protruding excessively. Additionally, properly aligned teeth are less likely to become chipped or broken if you injure the mouth area.

Pain relief

If you suffer from TMJ disorder or other jaw problems, getting braces can aid in alleviating the pain associated with these conditions. By aligning the jaws and correcting bite issues, braces can take the pressure off the jaw joints and muscles, relieving pain.

Help with bad bites

If your teeth are misaligned, it can cause problems with chewing and eating. But with braces, you can gradually realign your teeth and improve your bite.

So if you’re considering braces, don’t let the metal wires deter you — many benefits come with getting them!

Get the best smile and comfort with Earlwood Orthodontics

At Earlwood Orthodontics, we understand the value of a great smile. Our priority is offering patients the highest standard of orthodontic care. We have an extensive range of orthodontic treatments, including interceptive and corrective treatment using metal braces, clear braces, lingual braces and Invisalign®.

Our staff are detail-oriented, thorough, patient and honest — so you can feel confident entrusting your smile to us. If you’re considering getting braces, don’t hesitate to contact Earlwood Orthodontics today for a consultation — we would be thrilled to welcome you into our practice!