Benefits Of Orthodontics

Benefits Of Orthodontics
Posted on 08/22/2017
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Your smile is one of the first features people notice, and seeking orthodontic treatment is the best way to get straighter teeth and an improved bite. However, the benefits of orthodontics go beyond physical changes, as treatment can also prevent or reverse health problems and improve a person’s overall self-image. 

At Choonara Orthodontics, we know the decision to start treatment is a huge one but the benefits greatly outweigh the costs. Below, you’ll find more information about the benefits of a straighter, healthier smile, and how it can change your life forever.

Psychological Benefits

Our smiles are a big part of who we are and how others view us. Whether metal braces or Invisalign are the right treatment for you, you’ll begin to notice beneficial changes in your appearance right away. Having a straighter smile and an aligned jaw will undoubtedly increase the amount of times you smile. Individuals who smile more may experience psychological benefits, such as lower stress levels and improved cognition. 

Straighter teeth can also impact your interpersonal relationships. People want to be around those who smile, and you may find it easier to attract new friends and colleagues. This can translate into having a more fulfilled (and happier) social and professional life. 

Physiological Benefits

While most of us know that orthodontic treatment can do wonders for how our smiles look, many people are surprised to learn that are there even physiological benefits associated with seeking orthodontic treatment.

When misaligned or crooked teeth are brought into proper alignment, the teeth are much less apt to become chipped or worn down prematurely. But the physiological benefits of orthodontic treatment don’t stop there. Having straight teeth and a good bite will also help with:

  • Cleaning your teeth. Brushing and flossing is much easier with straight teeth, which may decrease your amount of cavities and tooth decay.

  • Reducing your chances of developing gingivitis, gum recession and periodontal or gum disease.

  • Reducing strain on your jaw muscles and joints for better overall jaw health.

  • Chewing and digesting food properly.

  • Reducing the need for bridges or dental implants to close gaps between the teeth.

  • Overall, your quality of life can improve exponentially with treatment, and a consultation with Dr. Choonara is complimentary.

Cost Benefits

As teeth are brought into alignment with orthodontic treatment, all those tight spaces or crevices between the teeth that harbor harmful bacteria are diminished. Without treatment, cavity-causing plaque may very well develop in these areas to cause tooth decay. There is even a higher risk for developing gum disease as the bacteria makes its way into the gum tissues around the roots of the teeth.

To remedy ongoing problems like tooth decay and gum disease, dental care costs incurred over a lifetime can be sky-high. But when you undergo orthodontic treatment, you can enjoy paying less for the routine dental care you need, as long as you do a consistently good job of brushing and flossing and making sure you see your family dentist bi-annually for checkups and cleanings.

Ready To Improve Your Smile? Visit Your Johannesburg Orthodontist!

A consultation is free, and can change your life forever! To get started on your orthodontic journey, give our office a call at (011) 678-8090 or request an appointment online with Dr. Choonara today. At Choonara Orthodontics, we provide high quality, individualized orthodontic care to kids, teens, and adults living in Johannesburg and the surrounding areas of Randburg, Sandton and Midrand. We look forward to seeing you soon and helping you enjoy all the benefits that come with having straight teeth and a healthy bite!