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Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

Perks of Choosing Miami Braces to Perfect Your Smile

Many people look at orthodontic treatment as a purely cosmetic treatment. What these patients don’t realize is that crooked teeth or a misaligned jaw can have very serious, negative effects on their oral health. Because of this, orthodontist Dr. Stephen Grussmark and the rest of our staff here in Miami, FL always recommend orthodontic treatment to address the following issues:

Decreased Risk of Oral Disease

When you have crooked teeth, it becomes very difficult to keep your teeth clear of plaque and tartar. And, if you are failing to keep your teeth properly cleaned, a cavity may form, and tooth decay takes hold of the affected tooth.

It is also possible that you may develop periodontal disease as a result of crooked teeth, which can result in symptoms like bad breath, bleeding or swollen gums, and painful chewing.

By pursuing orthodontic treatment, you can correct this issue, successfully defending your smile from infection by tooth decay or gum disease. This preventative care can ensure that you need not worry about these conditions infecting your smile to the point where you will need a tooth extracted.

Jaw Issues

A misaligned jaw can end up causing you a lot of pain in the long run. Failing to address this problem could result in conditions like Temporomandibular Joint disorder (TMJ), and could make it much more difficult for you to eat foods you love.

By fixing jaw misalignment, you can prevent TMJ, straighten your bite, and prevent your teeth from wearing down unevenly. You can also prevent your teeth from weakening, which will ensure that they do not chip or break.

Overall Health Risks

Misaligned and crooked teeth affect more than just the look of your smile and your oral health. In fact, these conditions could actually affect the nutrition of your body. An improper bite makes it hard to properly chew, which will affect the way your body digests food and absorbs nutrients from that food.

Once again, pursuing orthodontic treatment with Miami braces will greatly benefit you by ensuring that you do not have to deal with these issues.

Find the Best Orthodontic Treatment for Your Needs

As you can see, orthodontic treatment comes with many benefits that are more than just cosmetic in nature. If you are suffering from problems associated with crooked or misaligned teeth and would like to learn more about the orthodontic treatments our office offers, then we encourage you to take a look at our Orthodontics page. Or, if you would like to schedule a no-obligation consultation with orthodontist Dr. Stephen Grussmark, contact our office today.