Benefits of a Straight Smile

Benefits of a Straight Smile
Posted on 12/19/2019
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At Doleski & Wolford Orthodontics, our goal is to help everyone achieve the confidence they’re capable of by offering comprehensive orthodontic treatments & services. While gaining a straight, beautiful smile is the most noticeable effect of wearing braces or Invisalign, there are often other reasons why your doctor may suggest treatment. 

Improved Hygiene and Health

Food gets stuck between crowded, crooked teeth more than it gets stuck between straight teeth. While brushing and flossing are still important in your daily hygiene routine, they’re also more effective when your teeth are straight. Overcrowding sometimes makes for ineffective flossing, which can lead to gum disease. A straighter smile is easier to floss and less likely to experience gingivitis.

Improved oral hygiene also lessens the chance of other health problems throughout your body. Straight teeth that lead to better hygiene reduce the risk of systemic problems that often result from gingivitis and other oral diseases.

Less Pain

Sometimes our orthodontist in Erie, PA, will recommend braces or other orthodontic treatment for a smile that looks straight but has a bad bite. This is because an overbite, underbite or crossbite can lead to considerable pain. Many individuals who have their bite straightened out experience fewer headaches and fewer issues with TMJ.

Money Saved

Future dental problems are often the result of overcrowding, a problematic bite, poor oral hygiene, and other orthodontic issues. Having braces now can save you money on dental problems in the future.

Easier Eating

If you have ever experienced pain while eating, and your mouth is void of cavities or other similar problems, it could be that you need orthodontic treatment. Your orthodontist in Lawrence Park, PA, will get your teeth straightened out so you can eat the things you enjoy most, without experiencing the pain or irritation that accompanied your crooked teeth.

Visit Your Erie, PA Orthodontist Today

Whether you decide to go the route of Invisalign, traditional braces or another treatment option, orthodontics can improve your life in a variety of ways. To schedule an appointment, fill out our online form or contact us today. We look forward to helping you achieve a beautiful smile!