The Benefits of Dental Braces

The Benefits of Dental Braces

Posted by Cascade admin on Mar 21 2022, 08:48 AM

Wearing braces helps to correct crooked or misaligned teeth. It not only gives you a straight smile but can also benefit your health. There are also other benefits of wearing braces other than having a straight smile. The following are some of them: 

  • Prevents Gum Disease

Wearing braces helps in the prevention of gum diseases. It becomes easy for plaque and other food particles to become trapped between the teeth when a person has misaligned teeth. This infects the gums as bacteria multiply over time. 

Wearing braces properly aligns the teeth and only fewer particles only get trapped between them. The bacteria can be removed easily with regular brushing before it causes gum disease. 

  • Prevents Tooth Decay

Wearing braces reduces the risk of developing tooth decay. Teeth are more prone to uneven wear and tear when they overlap. They are quite difficult to clean and are not involved in the process of chewing and biting. 

The bacteria multiply when plaque and food particles are not removed causing tooth decay. Braces align the teeth thereby helping to prevent tooth decay. 

  • Braces Prevent Bone Erosion

Misaligned teeth lead to the loss of bone mass. The bone starts to erode and wear away if bacteria penetrate the gum or tooth and starts to eat away the bones. Misaligned teeth put extra force on teeth and gums. They cause bone erosion where bacteria can hide and penetrate. 

Braces help to prevent jaw bone erosion by eliminating pockets in the mouth that shelter bacteria and plaque. 

  • Braces Aid Digestion

Teeth play a major part in the process of digestion. Food is to be digested partially by teeth before it can even enter the stomach. People with misaligned teeth find it difficult to chew food properly. 

This is because different sections of the mouth are not able to break down food properly. This results in intestinal distress as irritable bowels as large chunks of foods are digested by the stomach. Wearing braces aligns all parts of the teeth. Biting and chewing become easier.  

  • Braces Boost Confidence

Braces help to raise the self-esteem of an individual. People feel shy to show off their crooked or misaligned teeth. This paves way for lower self-esteem and increased anxiety. Wearing braces allows a person to be comfortable by correcting these physical flaws. 

If you are considering braces, schedule a consultation with Cascade Family Dental. We are located at 925 Corporate Center Pkwy., Suite-G, Santa Rosa, CA 95407. Contact us at  (707) 635-6565 or visit our website to book an appointment. 

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