How to Boost Your Health with Orthodontics

We know having a great smile is a surefire way to look good and feel great. After all, there’s really nothing better than lighting up a room with straight, pearly whites.

Have an important meeting? Looking to wow at your next big event?

Showing off an incredible smile is one of the fastest ways to boost your confidence, no matter where you are or what your next adventure is.

But did you know that there are even more benefits to having a straight smile than just looks?

There are plenty of surprising health benefits to orthodontic treatment that will leave you not only looking good, but feeling better than ever before.

You can fix long-standing oral issues like over or underbites, reduce tooth decay, and even build confidence with a great smile. Don’t wait any longer, discover how you can boost your overall wellness with a healthy smile!

Less Headaches and Neck Pain

If you find yourself experiencing painful headaches or frequent neck pain, the right orthodontic treatment could save you from reaching for the medicine cabinet.

Studies have shown that misaligned teeth often lead to grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw. This can happen when you’re sleeping,or subconsciously when you’re stressed or anxious.

Also known as “bruxism,” teeth grinding can give you neck pain and dull headaches. It can also slowly wear away tooth enamel, and lead to sleep disorders like sleep apnea.

Seeking out an orthodontist to properly align your teeth with braces or Invisalign can alleviate this issue and keep you from further damaging your teeth.

Improve Your Speech

Communication is more important these days than ever before. With Zoom meetings and remote learning galore, it can feel embarrassing to talk in front of others with a lisp or stutter.

Crooked teeth or jaw misalignment issues could be the cause of issues with speaking or annunciating your words.Words can easily get caught up or twisted in your mouth if your teeth are crowded.

Don’t let your teeth stop you or your child from starting a conversation. Ask your orthodontic team about simple ways to fix misalignment with braces, Invisalign, or retainers.

Go ahead,turn on that microphone on your next Zoom meeting, and speak with confidence!

Digest Food Easier

35% of young adults have difficulty biting or chewing food. This can lead to digestion issues like bloating or trouble going to the bathroom.

Chewing and breaking down your food effectively can provide you with a stronger immune system and faster digestion.

Contrary to what we may have thought years ago, digesting your food has more to do with your mouth than your stomach. Your teeth are designed to grind and break down food for your digestive tract to absorb all the nutrients from your meal.

But if you have an overbite, underbite, or crooked teeth, it may be harder for you to digest foods, and get the right nutrition you need.

Straightening your teeth with simple orthodontic procedures can help you chew food easily and maintain digestive health.

Alleviate Jaw Problems

In addition to grinding your teeth, you may also develop more serious jaw issues like TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder) due to crooked teeth or misaligned jaw placement.

TMJ can lead to aching in your face, jaw, and ears. In some instances, you can also experience a painful locking in the joints of your jaw.

Straightening your teeth reduces the stress on your jaw bones, and can improve any overbite problems you may be experiencing. And as your jaw relaxes with orthodontic treatment, you’ll notice yourself naturally more at ease, stress can be stored in your jaw muscles.

Reduce Tooth Decay

Straight and aligned teeth are much easier to clean than crooked or crowded ones. With adequate space in between your teeth, you can brush and floss easier and more comfortably.

Bacteria has a way of sneaking into the nooks and crannies of your mouth, creating hard-to-reach plaque and cavities. When this happens, you may experience decay or even tooth loss sooner than you might expect.

But not to worry! Braces and other orthodontic treatments that straighten your teeth will make it easier to take care of your oral health.

Ask your orthodontist which options are best for you and strengthen your teeth for the long-term.

Keep Your Gums Strong

When your teeth aren’t straight, it makes it harder to give your gums the love and attention they deserve. Plaque can build up easily over time with crooked teeth, leading to serious conditions like gingivitis or bleeding gums.

And when your gums are at risk, so is the rest of your body. Severe gum disease can also lead to stroke, diabetes, and even heart disease.

You can safely dodge many of these serious illnesses just by straightening your teeth with braces. Our T1 and Tclear dental technologies move your teeth in half the time as regular braces, and have super small and comfortable brackets. You’ll hardly know they’re their!

Fix an Over/Underbite

While an overbite or underbite might not be the most aesthetically pleasing feature,there are other health concerns at play with these conditions.

These common misalignments happen when different parts of your jaw are not evenly distributing the weight throughout the mouth.

An untreated overbite or underbite may cause uncomfortable symptoms like jaw tenderness, clicking or popping, earaches, and TMJ in more severe cases.

Many orthodontic patients can use Invisalign or braces to resolve an overbite or underbite with amazing results without any major surgery or downtime to recover.

Boost Confidence and Overall Mental Health

You’ve likely heard that a great smile is contagious. Flashing a healthy smile can boost confidence and mood for you and those around you in an instant.

But 1 in 4 adults avoid smiling due to a lack of oral health. They also report avoiding more social situations because of it.

Skipping out on important events can be hard on your mental health, and leave you feeling anxious about your appearance.

At TenBrook, we want you to experience your life to the fullest, and never miss out on an exciting opportunity: No self-consciousness. No anxiety or hiding your news-worthy smile.

With straight and even teeth, you can smile as much as you want, and be your best and healthiest self.

Now that you’re sold on the incredible health benefits of orthodontics, you might be wondering what’s the fastest way to straighten your teeth. Check out our blog and learn more about how to straighten your teeth at record speed! >

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