PREPARING YOUR SMILE FOR ORTHODONTIC BRACES
Posted August 31, 2017
If you have a smile that is out of its alignment, you should begin to prepare your smile for orthodontic braces. Are you aware that it can be easier to clean and care for your teeth if they are all in the correct position? A straight smile can be yours with orthodontic braces. Not only are braces built and crafted to straighten your teeth, but they also can lower your risk of countless oral ailments, including damage to your tooth enamel.
If your teeth are not in their proper alignments, it could be putting unnecessary stress on your joints within your jaw. Over time, temporomandibular joint disorders can arise, making all functions of your mouth and face much more difficult. Misalignments could also increase the damage caused by oral health disorders and conditions including bruxism. Braces can assuage any stress on your teeth and jaw by setting your teeth back into a more natural setting.
One of the most crucial benefits that braces can provide is its ability to improve your oral hygiene. Studies have shown that straighter teeth are at a much lower risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and even oral accidents and injuries including fractures and splitting. This is because straight teeth are easier to clean, much more durable, and are significantly stronger when positioned properly. Plaque buildup is more difficult to reach when your teeth are crooked, but straight teeth allow brushing and flossing tools to easily reach the problematic areas.
To discuss your orthodontic treatment options with Dr. R. Cree Hamilton and the rest of our team at Hamilton & Manuele Orthodontics, simply book an appointment at our orthodontic office in Las Vegas, Nevada. Our number is 702-243-3300. The best smiles begin as soon as you start caring for them.