How Braces Can Improve Oral Health
Should I Get Braces?
You know that braces can straighten your teeth, but did you also know they can improve the health of your mouth and your teeth? It’s true, and your Rochester Hills, MI dentists at Hibbeln & Kowal Dental want you to know all about the many benefits of orthodontic treatment.
Orthodontic treatments from your Rochester Hills dentist can solve many common tooth and jaw alignment problems, making it easier for you to care for your teeth. These include:
Crowded Teeth--If you have crowded teeth, it can be difficult to floss and clean in between them. It is then more likely you may get cavities and gum or periodontal disease.
Gaps and Spaces--If you have gaps or spaces between your teeth, you may get more plaque on them. This is because nature designs your teeth to be somewhat self-cleansing when you eat, but teeth with gaps or wide spaces in between aren’t as much because they don’t have a tooth immediately next to them.
Rotated or twisted teeth--Rotated or twisted teeth are more difficult to floss and keep clean. As a result, you can get bone and soft tissue loss around them, the hallmarks of periodontal disease.
Badly Aligned Bites--A badly aligned bite, whether it is over or underbite, crossbite or open bite, can decrease your ability to chew your food well, impacting your digestion and overall health. Because of a bad bite, you might also experience your teeth biting down on your soft tissue, instead of your opposing teeth.
A poorly aligned bite may also result in an uneven wear pattern on your teeth--some teeth wearing down, while others are not wearing at all. This imbalance can cause one or two teeth to suffer the brunt of biting pressure, causing trauma and the possible need for a root canal.
With the correct orthodontic treatment, you can have a perfect bite and straight smile, allowing you to completely take care of your mouth. You can minimize plaque, decreasing your chance for gum or periodontal disease and cavities. Dr. Debra Hibbeln and Dr. Mark Kowal, the dentists at Hibbeln & Kowal Dental in Rochester Hills, MI, offer a full range of orthodontic services including traditional braces and Invisalign. Schedule an appointment with them and see what they can do to give you the straight, healthy smile you’ve been waiting for. You deserve a beautiful new smile, so call today!