There are many benefits to straightening your teeth and aligning your bite with braces. Here are four of those reasons:
1. Gorgeous smile. Most people are thinking about their smiles when they ask about braces. Orthodontics straighten your teeth, which is outwardly more attractive than crooked teeth.
2. Teeth are easier to clean. Straight teeth are easier to floss and brush. When a tooth is crooked, toothbrush bristles may not reach all of the surfaces of the enamel, leaving decay-causing plaque to linger.
3. Bite is more comfortable. While everyone loves how straight and aligned their teeth are after braces treatment, it is in fact the entire bite that is getting aligned. Your bite, also called your occlusion, is the way your upper and lower teeth come together when you bite down. The teeth should overlap and contact each other in a certain way. An aligned bite helps you eat, chew and speak. It also ensures that the joints, ligaments, muscles and tendons are not strained, which can cause discomfort and pain. In short, a good bite is a good thing to have! And braces are what create this alignment.
4. Teeth wear more evenly. When the upper and lower teeth come together in a misaligned manner, then the surfaces of the teeth may wear down. Teeth tend to wear over the years anyway, but the goal is for them to wear evenly and as little as possible. Proper alignment helps achieve this.
To find out if you are a good candidate for braces in Las Vegas, please contact us today.