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While you might think straightening your teeth offers mostly cosmetic benefits, there are, in reality, many more positive outcomes of orthodontic treatment. Dr. Tanya Vaysman of Upper Eastside Orthodontics highlights some of the drawbacks of crooked teeth, while explaining how orthodontic care can help correct these problems and improve your overall quality of life.

More Than Cosmetics

  • Crooked teeth can cause discomfort, especially when eating. Dr. Vaysman explains the reasons for this, highlighting how individuals who have misaligned teeth may bite into the tissue of their mouth and jaw instead of the food they are eating. By contrast, with straight teeth and a perfectly aligned bite, individuals report experiencing no pain while eating.
  • Orthodontic care can help people speak more clearly. Here’s another lesser known benefit of orthodontic care. People who don’t correct a problematic bite or overcrowded teeth may be putting themselves at risk for having a permanent lisp, which can also negatively impact people’s perception of them.
  • Straight teeth simplify people’s oral hygiene routine. When teeth are crooked or crowded, it’s harder to clean them. This has serious consequences, including plaque buildup and increasing one’s risk for getting cavities.
  • Straight teeth reduce a person’s risk for gum disease. With straighter teeth, a person’s gums are more secure in his or her mouth and less likely to accumulate plaque in the soft oral tissue, which over time can lead to gingivitis or gum disease.

If you want to learn more about the benefits of straight teeth and available treatment options, contact Dr. Vaysman and her team at Upper Eastside Orthodontists.

To schedule an appointment, call 1-888-378-2976 or contact us online today.

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