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The Benefits of Braces

Orthodontic treatment involves so much more than creating beautiful smiles. There are numerous benefits of braces that extend far beyond what you see in the mirror.

What are the benefits of orthodontic treatment?

1. Function

Creating a functional smile is one of the primary benefits of having braces. The goal of orthodontics is to align teeth, so they fit and work well together. Our doctors are well-versed in fixing an array of discrepancies that affect function including overbites, under bites, crossbites, open bites and more. Correcting these issues allows the jaws and teeth to work in harmony to ensure lasting oral health.

2. Improved Oral Hygiene Routine

Teeth that are crowded or have spacing can trap food easily, resulting in the need to floss and brush more frequently to reduce the risk of decay. Crowded teeth can also be hard to floss and brush, making areas that are missed prone to plaque and decay. With orthodontic treatment, we can achieve the proper alignment, decrease the difficulty of cleaning, and reduce the risk of decay.

3. Reduced Damage to Teeth

Teeth that do not fit well together or function as they should can be prone to damage. If teeth protrude, or stick out, they are at risk in the instance of a fall or trauma to the face. Teeth that are not in a proper biting position can wear excessively. Each scenario could result in costly dental procedures down the road.

4. Decrease in Dental Work

Referencing the above benefit, teeth and jaws that fit and function well are valuable long-term. If everything is in harmony, you are less likely to need dental work that has resulted from excessive wear and trauma.

5. Esthetics! 

A smile is one of the first things that people notice, so why not ensure that it is perfect! There is no doubt that there are numerous benefits of orthodontic treatment.

Orthodontics can create beautiful smiles that will last a lifetime.

Are you ready to take advantage of the benefits of braces?

Or the benefits of Invisalign, an alternative to traditional braces? Schedule a complimentary orthodontic consultation by calling our office in Appleton at 920-739-2400. We serve the Appleton area, including Neenah, Menasha, Little Chute, Grand Chute and Kaukauna.