Braces Improve the Health of Your Smile
By Eagle Rock Family Dentistry
December 16, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: braces   orthodontics  

Learn more about orthodontics from your Los Angeles dentists!

Braces offer more than just a gorgeous smile and enhanced self-esteem, they also improve the quality of life by providing overall health orthodonticsbenefits. Dr. R.K. Chetty and Dr. Chethan Chetty at Eagle Rock Family Dentistry in Los Angeles, CA, offers high-quality braces at affordable prices. Here are four ways braces improve the health of your smile.

#1- Help You Speak and Chew
Not correcting an abnormal bite could result in further oral health problems, including affected chewing and speech. Orthodontic treatment will improve your ability to chew, speak and bite correctly.

#2- Improve Your Oral Health
Crowded and crooked teeth make cleaning the mouth difficult, which can lead to cavities, gum disease and tooth loss. Properly aligned teeth are easier to clean and brush, leading to less plaque - the bacteria that causes gum disease and tooth decay. Orthodontic treatment is able to solve problems that would later lead to the need for costly dental procedures.

#3- Avoid Enamel Wear
Enamel is the thin outer covering of the teeth. Tooth enamel erosion is a wearing and breakdown of the outer surface layer of the teeth. Abnormal alignment of lower teeth often causes the teeth to protrude, which can rub against your upper teeth. Over time, this can wear down the enamel on your teeth.

#4- Lower Your Risk of Injuries
Injuries are less likely to occur when you have straight teeth. Crooked teeth are weaker and often protrude, making them more vulnerable to injuries. Protruding upper teeth are more likely to crack or chip in the event of an accident.

Today, more and more adults are seeking orthodontic treatment to obtain the beautiful, healthy smile they have always wanted. If you want a beautiful smile and healthier life, call Eagle Rock Family Dentistry in Los Angeles, CA, at (323) 258-2885 right now to schedule your next dental appointment. You'll be glad you did.

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