Alignment Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment
While it is common knowledge that orthodontic treatment produces straighter teeth and more beautiful smiles, there are other specific benefits that are often overlooked.
If you’re experiencing speech or chewing issues, orthodontic treatment might be the perfect solution for you. Not only can orthodontic treatment straighten your teeth, it can also improve your overall oral health, speech, and ability to chew properly.
Speech problems often arise due to a misalignment between the teeth and the jaw. This can make it difficult to pronounce certain phonetic sounds or speak clearly. Orthodontic treatment can help realign the teeth and jaw, improving speech and making it easier to communicate. For example, orthodontic treatment can correct an overbite, underbite, or crossbite, which can all affect the ability to speak correctly.
Additionally, orthodontic treatment can help address lisps and other speech impediments caused by dental misalignment. This will result in clearer speech, which translates into effective communication and overall improved confidence.
Other Benefits of Treatment
In addition to improving speech and the ability to chew food properly, orthodontic treatment can also result in:
- Better Oral Hygiene – When your teeth are properly aligned, your teeth and gums are easier to clean, reducing plaque buildup. This can prevent tooth decay and gum disease, and other dental problems.
- Reduced Risk of TMJ – Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorder can cause pain, stiffness, and clicking in the jaw joint. Orthodontic treatment can help realign the jaw and reduce the risk of developing TMJ disorder.
- Improved Digestion – Chewing is an important part of the digestive process. When your teeth are misaligned, it can be difficult to chew properly, which can negatively affect your ability to digest foods. Orthodontic treatment can help improve your ability to chew, allowing you to properly break down food and fully absorb nutrients.
- Increased Confidence – An attractive smile can boost your self-esteem and confidence. Straight teeth will improve the appearance of your smile, giving you the confidence to smile more often, which can have a positive effect on all aspects of your life.
Are You Considering Orthodontic Treatment?
Orthodontic treatment can be an excellent solution for those experiencing speech or chewing problems, as well as any other misalignment issues. If you’re considering orthodontic treatment, or you simply have more questions, schedule a consultation with our experienced team at Brooklyn Orthodontics to learn more about how we can help you achieve a healthy smile.