Orthodontics yields a variety of benefits for its patients. While a benefit of orthodontics is looking great with your best smile, an orthodontist’s main goal is to correct malocclusion. Malocclusion is a misalignment or some other form of visible improper relation between teeth as they approach each other while a person closes their jaw. This problem is incredibly common but varies in severity from person to person.
Type of malocclusion include:
- Crowding of teeth
- Under bites
- Over bites
- Open bites
- Cross bites
A person is more likely to have issues with their teeth if their malocclusion remains untreated. Treating malocclusion introduces several benefits into a person’s life.
Fixing misaligned teeth significantly adds to their ability to function properly. With aligned teeth a person will be able to chew their food more efficiently. Teeth that interfere with each other less will also result in a decrease of the frustrating and sometimes embarrassing experience of having food lodged in your teeth.
Aligned teeth play a critical role in preventing serious dental issues from happening later in life. Straight teeth are easier to clean and maintain. As you age, so does the bones and structure of your mouth. The likelihood of problems such as receding gums, early wear, a tooth loss is significantly reduced after having your malocclusion corrected. Spending money on orthodontics today could prevent even more costly and painful dental emergencies from happening in the future!
One of the most obvious benefits of orthodontics is the boost in self-confidence the practice offers to patients. We all have aspects of our teeth that make us uncomfortable, and these problem points are often fixed during the process of correcting your malocclusion! Studies have found that people who are perceived as more “attractive” by societal standards are more likely to be treated better by others.
Schedule your free smile evaluation and begin your orthodontic journey by contacting our Corpus Christi orthodontists at (361) 210-3481!