Straighter Teeth and Oral Health
When your teeth are crooked, they create nooks and crannies that are bacteria-friendly. These spots are less accessible to oral hygiene, and foster the formation of plaque. Improperly aligned teeth are also more likely to succumb to future failure, for the imperfect role they play in your bite. Orthodontic treatment will realign your teeth to ensure that they not only function properly, but are also easily cleaned.
A Properly Aligned Jaw
Your TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, is a delicate part of your oral structures. It connects your upper and lower jaws, and allows for jaw movement. If your lower jaw is improperly aligned, your TMJ will suffer and can eventually fall prey to a TMJ disorder. Orthodontic treatment will put your jaws in an appropriate relationship with one another, helping ensure future harmony.
How Straight Teeth Enable Daily Tasks
Some patients with crooked teeth and poorly aligned jaws find it tough to perform what should be simple tasks. Chewing, speaking, and biting shouldn’t place unnecessary stress on your or your mouth. Braces will help put everything in its proper place, leading to excellent capabilities. You’ll be surprised by how straight teeth can transform your daily life.
Seeking orthodontic treatment? Get in touch with Thomas Orthodontics to set up a consultation.