Orthodontic Treatment: More Than Just Aesthetics

Dental,Care.smiling,Dentist,Doctor,Holding,Aligners,And,Braces,In,Hand While braces and clear aligners are popular for improving the aesthetics of a patient’s smile, their benefits go far beyond that. A straighter smile can undoubtedly improve your confidence in your smile, but it can also improve your oral health. Orthodontic treatment aligns the smile to improve the function and health of your teeth and jaw. Many patients receive orthodontic treatment to treat various oral conditions that can impede their ability to chew, speak, and even brush their teeth properly.

For patients considering braces or clear aligners, learn more about the benefits you can receive from orthodontic treatment.

Improve Oral Health

Misaligned, overcrowded, or crooked teeth can make brushing and flossing difficult, leading to oral health issues. When teeth are misaligned, you may not be able to get into certain crevices, leaving them vulnerable to plaque buildup and decay.

By straightening the teeth, you can improve your oral health habits, making it easier to clean your teeth. While it’s still possible to get cavities, it’s much easier to care for your teeth and prevent them with orthodontic treatment.

Prevent Injuries to the Teeth and Jaw

If the teeth or jaw are misaligned, this can also lead to further problems, such as discomfort, pain in the jaw, and an increased likelihood of injury. Even a slight protrusion of the teeth can make you or your child more likely to injure the mouth during an accident.

Treat a Variety of Dental Issues

Orthodontic treatment is beneficial for treating various dental conditions, including:

  • Openbite, overbite, crossbite, and underbite
  • Overcrowding
  • Large gaps or spacing between teeth
  • Protruding upper teeth
  • Impacted teeth

Beyond improving the aesthetic issues these conditions can create, they also pose risks to the health of your teeth.

Schedule a Consultation for Orthodontic Treatment in Salem, OR

Consider the benefits of improving your oral health with orthodontic treatment in Salem, OR. Bryan Johnson Orthodontics offers braces and clear aligners to children, teens, and adults. While it’s ideal to receive treatment as a child or teen since the jaw is more malleable, getting braces as an adult and improving your oral health is still worth it.

Schedule a consultation today at 503-362-9548; we have offices in Stayton, Salem, Silverton, and Woodburn, OR.

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