Orthodontists are specialty dental professionals who can provide a variety of services. The most common services include teeth extraction and teeth straightening with braces or Invisalign.
Visiting an orthodontist could have a positive impact on your mental, physical and dental health. Let’s face it: you’ll probably feel pretty darn good about yourself overall. Discover a few ways the orthodontist can make you feel great again.
Straighten Your Teeth
Most people visit an orthodontist for one reason and one reason alone: their teeth are crooked, and they want to straighten them. This is one of the most important reasons, though patients often refuse to admit how important straight teeth are to them.
Yet, straightening your teeth can have numerous benefits. It’s also beneficial to straighten your teeth sooner rather than later, as waiting can cause even more shifts in your mouth.
Decrease Tooth Crowding
Crowded teeth are a pain in the mouth. Tooth crowding is responsible for a variety of issues, including tooth pain and cavities. When your teeth are so crowded that there are no spaces between them, it causes food and bacteria to become trapped between your teeth—which in turn, causes cavities. You’ll also be able to brush more efficiently when your teeth are straight.
Ease Jaw Pain
Many people experience pain associated with crooked teeth. Their teeth are crowding into each other and as a result—just plain hurt. Your orthodontist can suggest straightening options, such as Invisalign and braces, but could also extract some of the unnecessary teeth to reduce the jaw pain. Many patients suffer from a condition called temporomandibular jaw disorder (TMJ). This is when a person grinds their teeth consciously or subconsciously. Studies show that teeth alignment can help ease the symptoms and causes of this disorder.
Patients often forget (or possibly don’t realize) the psychological effects of crooked teeth. A straight smile can give you confidence which can bubble over to other areas of your life. Many people are taught to be ashamed of their smiles if they’re not perfect. Straight teeth can give you the confidence you need to be your best self. Contact Serene Dental’s Orlando orthodontic dental office by calling (407) 434-0243.