The Many Benefits Of A Straighter Smile

A Beautiful Smile

When you think about orthodontics, you likely think of the cosmetic improvement that a straighter smile offers. While this is the most common understanding of the purpose of orthodontics, orthodontic treatment offers concrete health benefits that many people have not considered!

Ease those Migraines

Your crooked teeth may be at the heart of your chronic migraines. When your bite is misaligned, routine tasks like chewing exert strain on your craniofacial muscles. The end result can often be jaw discomfort, shoulder and neck pain – and severe headaches! By correcting the placement of your teeth, we can improve your bite, reducing muscle strain and the migraines it can cause.

Improve Your Oral Health

You might be surprised to learn what a negative impact your crooked teeth can have on your overall dental health. Crowded or oddly angled teeth can be difficult to keep clean – which creates a perfect environment for cavity-causing bacteria to grow. This undesirable oral environment can even increase your risk for developing gum disease. It’s a lot easier to keep your mouth clean and healthy when you can floss and brush effectively. Orthodontic treatment makes a healthier mouth a reality for our patients.

Improving Your Bite

When your teeth are crooked, prominent teeth can protrude, making them much more prone to injury from falls or accidents. Letting Dr. Rahman gently guide your teeth into a more aligned position can reduce your risk of accidental tooth breakage or chips. It also corrects your natural bite, which helps prolong the life of your teeth. Uneven teeth, left untreated, can result in premature wear and tear on your tooth enamel.

Enjoy a Better Looking Smile

Are you ready to enjoy the benefits of a healthier, more attractive smile? Vanguard Dental Solutions offers Invisalign clear orthodontics, for a discreet and comfortable smile alignment. Call our Alexandria office today to schedule your consultation!