The Oral Benefits of Braces
By Joseph Kizior, DDS
July 26, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Braces  

A straighter smile isn’t the only amazing benefits of getting orthodontic treatment.braces

Most people aren’t born with perfectly straight smiles, which means that most of the time people can benefit from getting braces at some point during their lifetime. Bringing your child in for an orthodontic consultation when they are around 7 years old is usually the perfect time to find out whether or not their smiles can benefit from braces. Of course, children aren’t the only ones who can get braces. More and more adults are turning to our Western Springs, IL, orthodontist Dr. Joseph Kizior for treatment. Here are some oral health advantages to getting braces:

We know that have a smile that is no longer crooked is a major benefit in and of itself. In fact, this benefit alone may be all you need to know that getting braces in Western Springs, IL, is the right option for you. Of course, there are some other benefits to braces that you might not have realized.

Did you know that those with crooked, misaligned smiles are more likely to develop decay? This is because smiles that are crooked, overlapping or have spaces between teeth are more likely to harbor bacteria that is harder to reach and brush away.

If you have teeth that are overlapping or crowded, think about how challenging it can be to clean every surface of that misaligned tooth. Getting orthodontic treatment and getting a straighter smile can also improve your oral health.

Malocclusions, or “bad bites”, also put too much pressure on certain teeth, which can lead to teeth grinding, worn teeth and fracturing. In order to prevent this, the best option is to improve the alignment of your smile with braces. By getting braces from our Western Springs, IL, orthodontic specialist as soon as possible you could prevent dental injuries or excessive wear and tear on your smile.

Of course, patients of all ages can get braces. Just because you are an adult doesn’t mean it’s too late. We offer a variety of orthodontic options to meet your needs. Whether you have more complex dental problems you need to treat or you want to straighten your smile discreetly, we have the option that will meet your smile goals.

If you think that you or your child could benefit from braces then it’s the perfect time to call our Western Springs, IL, orthodontic office to schedule a consultation with us. The smile you want is within reach; we can help.