Physiological Benefits: A Lifetime of a Healthy Smile

Crooked and crowded teeth are hard to clean and maintain. This may contribute to conditions that cause not only tooth decay but eventual gum disease and tooth loss.

Other orthodontic problems can cause abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, excess stress on supporting bone and gum tissue, or misalignment of the jaw joints with resultant chronic headaches or pain in the face or neck.

When left untreated, many orthodontic problems become worse. Treatment to correct the original problem is often less costly than the additional dental care required to treat the more serious problems that can develop in later years.

When you think of braces, you may think first of children. And it's a fact that many children between the ages of five and ten need braces to correct problems like wide spaces between teeth, badly aligned teeth, overlaps, and clicking jaws. At this age, improvements can be made that are impossible later on.

Now adults are also enjoying new self-esteem and improved dental health that orthodontics offers. It's becoming more common (even trendy) to see adults wearing braces. An attractive smile is an asset in all peer groups, in the business and social world.

It's never too late to enjoy the benefits of orthodontics. Call us, and we'll set up an orthodontic evaluation for you and your family. (847) 515-2400