Aligning your teeth is a process that takes time, but the results you get to enjoy are worth the wait! Levin Orthodontics is proud to provide patients with the knowledge and services that make this possible. Our team has put together the five health benefits of straight teeth! Read on to learn more about how they can positively impact your well-being and general health.
1. Self-Confidence to Last a Lifetime!
Being happy with your smile can drastically impact your overall happiness and willingness to put yourself out in the world. Nothing feels better than removing your appliance and seeing your time and effort result in a beautiful, brand-new smile. It is one of your greatest assets and can be used to positively affect both your professional and personal relationships.
Our team’s favorite part of our jobs is seeing the confidence boost in patients after treatment is completed!
2. Easy Everyday Oral Hygiene
Hard-to-reach areas of your mouth are very common with misaligned teeth, preventing you from properly cleaning them. Thoroughly brushing and flossing your teeth twice daily supports the performance of your original teeth, their long-term health, and protection from tooth decay, bacteria, and plaque buildup. If you are unsure of the most effective way to brush and floss, our team can set you up for success at your next appointment!
Avoiding Cracks or Chips
Uneven pressure is placed in certain areas of your mouth when the alignment of your teeth is crooked, making them more likely to suffer from cracks and chips. By putting them through braces treatment, you won’t have to worry about biting down on something too hard or straining them, as they will be better equipped to handle everyday wear and tear.
3. Feel Great After a Full Night’s Rest
Bite issues caused by crooked teeth can prevent you from closing your mouth completely, thus influencing your sleeping patterns and well-being in the morning. When it stays open, your body is forced to breathe in through your mouth all night. This can cause your mouth to dry up, creating an ideal environment for bacteria growth and poor breath in the morning, even causing sore throats.
However, fixing your bite to ensure your mouth stays closed allows for the healthier alternative of naturally breathing through your nose—the tiny hairs inside work to purify the air that enters by filtering out dust and allergens.
4. No Need to Worry About TMJ/TMD Issues
Crooked teeth often cause teeth grinding, jaw pain, and dislocation. The jaw joint, often referred to as TMJ, connects your jaw and skull and can become misaligned over time. TMD, or temporomandibular disorder, is a disorder that can be helped by treatment at Levin Orthodontics, including braces and clear aligners.
Working towards straight teeth helps ensure your jaw stays appropriately aligned and eliminates your chances of experiencing uncomfortable side effects. The earlier you invest in orthodontic treatment, you decrease your chances of needing to undergo more complex procedures down the road and preserve the longevity of your original teeth.
5. Your Body Can Digest Food Easier
Chewing Your Food Into Bite-Sized Pieces
If you experience discomfort when biting into your meals, this may be a sign that your teeth are misaligned. When your teeth cannot chew food into small, digestible pieces, your stomach and intestine need to work twice as hard to break it down for your system. Continually swallowing large pieces like this can lead to issues such as stomach aches, lower nutritional intake, an unhealthy gut, and heartburn.
However, when your body is able to digest small bite-sized pieces, you can intake the proper amount of nutrition from your food and preserve the strength of your stomach and intestine. Pursuing straight teeth is another way to avoid dental and general health complications later in life.
Enjoy Foods You’ve Never Tried Before
Once chewing becomes a more effortless experience, you get to try out new foods from the store you never considered due to bite issues. Aligned teeth can deal with the usual pressures of chewing and provide the confidence to explore a more varied diet. You may even find a new favorite food you never thought of trying!
Treatment Options at Levin Orthodontics
This removable appliance provides treatment with minimal interruption to your daily routine. Invisalign clear aligners are clear plastic trays that fit over your teeth. They are a popular choice among our patients! Professionals and older teens looking for a discreet treatment option can reliably achieve the results they are after with this appliance!
LightForce Clear Braces
A new alternative to traditional options, LightForce braces are a customized 3-D printed appliance designed just for you. They work to move your teeth in the right direction with fewer adjustments and appointments. The brackets are made of a clear, translucent material, providing an aesthetic option for patients seeking subtle treatment.
InBrace Hidden Braces
A type of lingual braces, this subtle yet effective treatment accomplishes the job with the help of a customized SmartWire and flat brackets placed on the back of your teeth. InBrace is programmed to slowly move them into place with Gentleforce technology. You can expect fewer follow-up appointments and a much simpler time transitioning into treatment.
A traditional option known for fixing even the most complicated alignment issues, modern metal braces use state-of-the-art technology to shift teeth with the help of brackets, wires, and elastics. Thanks to advancements in digital mapping, they are smaller than ever and fit comfortably inside your mouth.
Begin Treatment Today!
Levin Orthodontics welcomes all patients to begin treatment no matter what phase their teeth are in. We provide Sandy Springs, Marietta, and the surrounding communities with expert orthodontic services and strive to meet your smile goals as effectively as possible. Schedule your free consultation with Dr. Levin to begin working on your smile journey today!