They give you a straight, beautiful, and healthy smile
The cool thing about orthodontics is that yes, while everybody comes in wanting to get a straighter, more beautiful smile, what some people might not realize is that we’re actually, by straightening the teeth, putting the teeth in a more beneficial position for overall dental health.
For example, when we straighten teeth and compare them to the state of being crooked, those teeth end up trapping a whole lot less food, and they’re much easier to clean with your toothbrush and floss. Over the long term, that makes those teeth much healthier.
Not only do we straighten teeth as orthodontists, we also affect the occlusion, or how the jaws bite together with each other. This has a bunch of positive functional benefits for you, such as improving your chewing efficiency, maintaining the shape of the teeth better over time, and also reducing the risk of certain issues from arising, such as problems with your TMJ or jaw joints.
Being an orthodontist, we not only put your teeth into a prettier, more aesthetic position, we also affect a lot of the overall dental health, which then goes in to play a big part in your general body health.