Associates of Dental Arts
Dr. Gregory Kivett

Straight Teeth, More Than Just Cosmetic

Picture of two girls with straight teeth and white teeth

While the cosmetics advantages of braces are clear, having straight teeth also helps with oral health. Crooked teeth are often difficult to keep clean. Crooked teeth are more likely to have a buildup of plaque and calculus. This puts people at greater risk of issues such as tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath. If you are having trouble cleaning around certain teeth, you should consider braces.

Braces can also help oral health by correcting a person’s bite. Having an incorrect bite can cause extra wear and tear on teeth. Symptoms of an incorrect bite include jaw pain, teeth grinding, broken teeth and worn down teeth. If you have any of these symptoms, you should talk to your dentist about your bite. Using braces to create a correct bite can relieve jaw pain and help avoid costly procedures to fix broken or chipped teeth.

Braces give more than a straight smile, they improve overall oral health. If you are having trouble keeping your entire mouth clean or are showing symptoms of an incorrect bite, you should consider getting braces. Getting braces today can even save you money by avoiding costly procedures in the future.

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