Benefits of Getting Braces
By: Davis Orthodontics
Making the decision for you or a family member to get braces can
be a tough one. Braces can be costly, they need to be worn for a
lengthy period of time and can sometimes cause discomfort.
However, there are many benefits from wearing braces whether it
is to correct the position of your teeth or for cosmetic purposes.
This presentation will go through some of the benefits of wearing
Boost Your Self-Esteem
Those with imperfect teeth of bite
problems may suffer from a lack of
confidence and may be reluctant to
smile. Studies have found that there
is an increase in social well-being
within the first six months of wearing
braces. Many feel that with braces,
there is an improvement in
appearance, they are more able to
smile and they feel better about their
image. There is not need to hide your
mouth when you smile or laugh!
Improve Your Oral
It’s easier for food and other particles to
be stuck in teeth that are overcrowded
of crooked. It is in these crevices that
bacteria grow. Due to the inability to
reach them through regular brushing
and flossing, bacteria grow in these
spots, leading to cavities and tooth
decay. Getting straight teeth through
braces makes it easier to properly
clean your teeth and prevent dental
problems like tooth decay and cavities.
Easier for Other Dental
Straight teeth makes it easier for
dentists to do other dental work
including crown or bridge
implants and fillings. Having
straight teeth also increases the
likelihood that other dental work
have a longer lifespan.
Many individuals with misaligned teeth
have difficulty chewing and eating.
Improper chewing means that the rest
of your digestive system has to put in
the estra work to make sure your food
is digested properly. The more your
digestive system works, the quicker it
declines and this can lead to many
different illnesses including
gastrointestinal problems. By correcting
your teeth, you can stop the aging of
your digestive system.
A speech impediment can result from crooked and misaligned teeth.
This causes speech to be distorted. For example, a gap in the teeth
can cause a lisp. Speech impediments can lead to a decrease in
speech output and a decrease in confidence.
Braces can straighten teeth
and ensure that there are no
gaps, helping you improve
your speech and increase
Increase the Quality of
The appearance of the mouth
area is very important to people
as it is used to speak and convey
emotions. With braces, many
people have increased their
confidence and thus their quality
of life. They are able to smile and
laugh without covering their teeth
and express themselves more.
Braces are beneficial to physical
and psychological health in the
With today’s technology, wearing braces is more comfortable and
affordable than ever! These days, children and adolescents are
not the only ones getting braces – more and more adults are
getting them too. Consult your orthodontist to see if you would
benefit from braces.
For more information on dentistry and
orthodontics, visit www.davisortho.ca