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The Health Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

Drs. Ricky Rubin, Brett Dunnill, and Omar Hasham provide their patients with braces to help repair serious issues like poorly aligned jaws, improper bites, and teeth that are crooked, crowded, or misaligned. Read on to learn how fixing these issues can benefit your oral and overall health!

Health Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

1. Improve your oral health

Straighter teeth are easy to clean, brush, and floss. When teeth are easy to clean, it decreases the risk of developing cavities and gum disease. Accordingly, those who undergo orthodontic treatment have lesser chances of developing serious oral health issues.

2. Aid in digestion

Properly chewing food is sometimes difficult when teeth are misaligned. When you don't bite and chew food into small enough pieces to be easily digested, your stomach takes longer to digest food. Braces improve alignment, thus improving your overall digestion.
 
3. Prevent jawbone erosion

Misaligned teeth may result in jawbone erosion and/or bone loss because bacteria eat away at bones. Braces prevent jawbone erosion when they become properly aligned.
 
4. Boost your confidence

Braces not only improve your overall health, but they also improve your confidence level, as well. Being able to smile and not worry about crooked teeth often boosts patients' self-confidence and lessens social anxiety.

Your Braces Options

There are three types of orthodontic treatments that are used by your Williamsburg dentist. Each one applies slight pressure on teeth to force them into the right position:

  • Conventional braces that use metal strips, or bands.
  • Ceramic brackets that are tooth-colored equivalents to conventional brackets.
  • Lingual braces that attach to the back of teeth.

Interested? Give us a Call

For more information about braces from your Williamsburg, VA, dentists, don't hesitate to call Williamsburg Family Dentistry at (757) 345-5500 today!

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