Unexpected Benefits of Adult Orthodontic Treatment

July 16, 2018
Posted By: Brenna Sura, DDS
Woman Smiling | Adult Orthodontics Temple TX

Are you considering orthodontic treatment because you would like a more harmonious, attractive smile? After all, we live in a competitive world, and a beautiful, healthy-looking appearance can add to your self-esteem and confidence. Whether you’re looking for career advancement or improved social interactions, there’s no doubt that a confident smile can give you an edge.

But there are also other benefits of adult orthodontic treatment aside from an improved appearance. Whether you choose a short-term approach like Six Month Smiles or go with traditional braces to address bite problems, here are some benefits you can expect that you may not have thought of:

Lower Risk of Gum Disease

You can get the most out of your oral hygiene efforts when your teeth aren’t crowded and overlapping. And orthodontic treatment helps your gums fit better around your teeth, minimizing the spaces where bacteria can collect and cause gum disease.

Reduced Jaw Pain

Teeth that don’t fit together correctly when you bite down can lead to issues like teeth grinding and TMJ disorders. Orthodontic treatment that corrects your dental bite can also eliminate jaw pain because proper tooth alignment reduces the strain on your jaw joint.

A More Youthful Appearance

Crooked or overlapping teeth mar your appearance when you smile but can also affect your facial structure. Straightening your teeth can help fill out your features and restore a more youthful, vibrant appearance.

We Offer Options for Crooked Teeth

If you have been considering orthodontics in Temple, you owe it to yourself to call Dr. Richard Leung to arrange a consultation. Whether you’re interested in short-term treatment like Invisalign and Six Month Smiles or you think you might need traditional braces, Dr. Rich has the skill and expertise to help you decide which is the best choice for you.

Please call Temple Dental Trails so we can get started and show you how the right orthodontic treatment can improve your oral health and your life.

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