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5 Ways Orthodontic Treatment Improves Your Health

April 25, 2017
Posted By: Dr. Peter Suh
Orthodontics | The Dental Care Center

When most people think about undergoing orthodontic treatment, they are only considering that they will finish up treatment with straighter teeth. What many don’t realize is that orthodontics can improve their overall health.

There are many ways straightening your teeth can impact your health. Find out more about orthodontics with your Van Nuys dentist Dr. Peter Suh of the Dental Care Center. And read on for information on how undergoing treatment can impact your life.

1. Improved Oral Hygiene

Teeth that are not properly spaced can be more difficult to keep clean than teeth that are straight. Crooked teeth tend to have more difficult-to-reach nooks and crannies, making home care tough. This puts you at a higher risk of developing gum disease. Straightening your teeth with orthodontics can help eliminate this problem.

2. Improved Breathing

If you struggle to breathe properly, it might be because your teeth are making it difficult because of their current structure. Constricted airways can open up if you straighten your teeth.

3.  Improved Sleep

If your jaw is improperly aligned, this might mean you are getting less air while you are sleeping and this can cause problems such as sleep apnea. This means your quality of sleep is suffering. Straightening your jaw could improve these issues.

4. Improved Digestion

If you have digestive issues, such as irritable bowel syndrome, your problems might start with the fact that you are not chewing your food properly. Teeth and a jaw that are straight will be better at chewing the food you eat.

5. Improved Dental Work

With straight teeth, it won’t just be easier for you to brush and floss. Your dentist will also find it easier to fill cavities and apply dental crowns on perfectly aligned teeth. This is just another way that orthodontics treatment can improve your quality of life.

Straightening your teeth orthodontics in Van Nuys can also improve your self-confidence and self-esteem. What are you waiting for? Give us a call at the Dental Care Center today!

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