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3 Hidden Benefits of Orthodontics

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You might think that orthodontics only straighten teeth. That’s the aesthetic option, but there is more happening than you realize. In fact, there are many hidden benefits of orthodontics you may not know or ever even thought about. Our Racine WI dental office is helping patients straighten their teeth, improve their smile, and build their confidence.

At North Bay Dental, we are offering child orthodontic prevention such as space maintainers, which are great for children who lose teeth prematurely. We’re also offering ClearCorrect aligners for patients with mildly or moderately crooked teeth. ClearCorrect uses a series of clear orthodontic aligners to move the teeth into a better position.

To see if you’re a candidate for our orthodontic system, you can call our North Bay Dental office today at 262-417-7326. We would love to sit you down and discuss your smile options. In the meantime, here are some hidden facts about

Achieve a healthier smile

The first thing you’ll notice about someone who has had braces is their great straight teeth. Straight teeth look great, but they are also healthier. If you have crooked teeth, you’re actually at a higher risk of dental decay and gum disease. Bacteria and plaque love to hide in hard-to-reach places in the mouth. If your teeth are straight, it’s easy to remove these harmful bacteria and plaque from the mouth.

Crooked teeth can even increase the risk of even dental trauma. An imbalanced bite can increase the risk of chips or breaks in your teeth because the teeth do not come together naturally. When we straighten the teeth, you make sure your teeth are straightened and your bite is balanced.  

Reduce Your Jaw Pains

In addition to straightening the teeth, orthodontics can help relieve jaw pains or issues with your TMJ. The TMJ is at work every time you open and close your mouth, from eating to speaking. A person with dysfunction in their TMJ can experience jaw pains, headaches, and even involuntarily clench or grind their teeth. We can design a custom mouthguard for you to wear, but sometimes we’ll recommend orthodontics to fix the issue. Orthodontics can balance the bite, too. We mentioned this earlier, but a balanced bite will reduce the tension on your jaw as well.

Improve Your Confidence

You cannot overlook the importance of your loving your smile. When you love your smile, you smile more. In fact, many patients who fix their smile tell us they have become more outgoing in personal, social, and professional situations. Simply put, when people feel better about their smile, they will feel better and more confident in themselves.

North Bay Dental has been lucky to help patients overcome their smile flaws with elite orthodontic options. We’d love to show you the benefits of orthodontics. Give us a call today at  262-417-7326 to schedule your visit with us or use the online form.

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