Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

Dr. Purushothaman
December 11, 2019

Crooked teeth can cause social, psychological and physical health problems. When you have crowded, gapped or crooked teeth, you may be conscious of your appearance and avoid social situations. Another issue with misaligned teeth is that they are difficult to clean, which may worsen your dental health. They may also cause speech problems and other physical problems.
Most of these issues can be corrected with orthodontic treatment. Not only will they straighten the teeth, but also improve your overall well-being.

Here are 6 health benefits of getting crooked teeth fixed:

  1. Better Facial Alignment
  2. Orthodontic treatment can correct crooked bite or protruding chin, thus improving your appearance. The process of straightening the teeth will straighten the jaw which will also improve the facial alignment.

  3. Treats TMJ Disorder
  4. Temporomandibular joint or TMJ disorder is caused due to inflammation at the hinge of the skull and jawbone. It is very painful and causes headaches, ringing in the ear, earache and swelling in the jaw area. This disorder can be a result of the misalignment of teeth and orthodontic treatment is quite effective at treating it.

  5. Helps in Fixing Sleep Problems
  6. Crooked teeth can also affect the ability to sleep. Improper alignment of the jaw can worsen sleep issues like sleep apnea and make it difficult for you to breathe. The less air you get while you sleep, the worse you sleep.
    Corrective treatment can help you get more air while sleeping, thus improving the quality of sleep.

  7. Helps in Solving Sinus Problems
  8. The sinuses and mouth are closely linked, which is why issues with jaw and teeth will affect your sinuses. If you are having breathing issues, it may be due to the current structure of the teeth. The orthodontic treatment will adjust the structure of the mouth, which can help in opening up the constricted airways.

  9. Can Fix Headaches
  10. Chronic headaches can be caused due to your teeth. For instance, if you grind your teeth in your sleep, you will be prone to headaches. Grinding of the teeth will tense the teeth and jaw muscles, bones, tendons and joints. This tension will cause a headache. If you have a headache in your temple, at the base of the head, or behind the eyes, see an orthodontist.

  11. Improves Digestive Health
  12. The issue of irritable bowel syndrome may begin in the mouth. The very first stage of the digestive tract is the mouth and if your teeth are misaligned, you may not be able to chew the food properly. The food will not get digested if it isn’t chewed well.

Crooked teeth also contribute to poor oral hygiene, which will further aggravate issues with digestive health. After straightening your teeth by using braces or Invisalign, you will be able to chew the food better. It will help in solving some issues of the digestive system.
Orthodontic treatment can be the answer to many health issues, unlike the notion that it can only straighten teeth. If you are facing any of the above-mentioned issues, it may be a good idea to visit an orthodontist

Author Bio

Sharon William's day job is to handle digital marketing for Koch Orthodontics in Loganville, GA. With a flair for creating compelling content that clears the clutter and connects with the audience in an instant, she writes about dental topics to educate and help her readers. She truly believes that a genuine smile can win a million hearts and talks to her readers about improving their smiles and overall dental health, as well as enhancing their overall lifestyle. In her free time, she likes to organize small meets in her neighborhood where she brings people together to discuss various topics that she writes about.

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