You may be wondering if dental orthodontics would be beneficial for you. Many people can benefit from a number of orthodontic procedures and treatments and today many of these procedures are more affordable and widely available throughout Australia. No matter what your age, there are many advantages of sitting down with a dental professional to discuss your dental needs.

Here are some of the advantages of dental orthodontics:

Improved Appearance

A number of different orthodontic treatments improve the appearance of a person’s smile. With this comes a great increase in self-esteem. Whether your new smile is straighter, whiter or better aligned, an improved upon appearance can help you succeed in your professional and personal life. If you have spent years hiding your smile or feeling self-conscious when you talking to people, it might be time to consider dental orthodontics. At one time, braces were very painful and they stood out. Now, there are many different products available that can help straighten your teeth without drawing attention. Some braces are clear and there are also retainers that can be removed when going out in public during the day.

Improved Oral Health

Poor oral health is associated with a number of health concerns such as diabetes, high blood pressure, decreased immune function and more. As food and germs become trapped in between your teeth and underneath your gums, your body must fight these issues like an illness. This bodily response may also cause a number of health related problems such as gastrointestinal upset, heart arrhythmia issues and a flare up of prior health conditions. Not only can orthodontics help you to feel happier with a new and improved smile but you may also find it is easier to maintain a healthy mouth as well. Properly aligned teeth are easier to clean and to floss between. When teeth are not aligned properly, this can lead to early onset gum recession. Both of these can eventually lead to periodontal disease.

Improved Function

When you chew your food each day using damaged or misaligned teeth, your jaw muscles as well as your jaw joints can change their position or quality. After many years of this occurring, you can develop serious jaw issues that can lead to pain, popping and even migraines. While orthodontics will allow you to show off an attractive smile, you will also be able to use your newly aligned teeth in a way that will help you to maintain optimal physical health.

Dental orthodontics is an art. It takes a great deal of experience, knowledge and know-how to create a smile that is not only beautiful but also highly functional. Maintaining proper oral health is an essential element in living a long and healthy life, so contact our friendly staff today to book an appointment to discuss you orthodontic needs.