The Health Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment
By Yoon Dentistry
November 14, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Did you know that orthodontic treatment can actually help keep you healthy? It’s true! Straight teeth are easier to floss, and easier to keep clean, which protects the health of your smile. A healthy smile can decrease your risk of heart disease, a stroke, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Brian Yoon D.D.S., M.A.G.D. at Yoon Dentistry in Ormond Beach, FL, offers a full range of dental care services, including orthodontic treatment to help you and your smile.

Benefits of Braces
We all know that straight teeth are more attractive, but they may also be healthier. That’s because It’s easier to remove plaque and food debris from straight teeth. When you can clean plaque and food debris more effectively, it means that tooth decay and gum and periodontal disease are less likely to happen to you. Floss slides in between teeth easily when they are straight, and bacteria find fewer places to hide when teeth are not crowded together and uneven. A cleaner mouth is a healthier mouth.

When you have braces, a poorly-aligned bite is corrected, allowing your teeth to come together easily, without excessive wear-and-tear. A bad bite combined with rotated teeth produces excessive wear and broken teeth. Broken teeth means more expensive dental restoration including fillings and dental crowns.

When your bite is corrected, your jaw stress is much less. Less jaw stress means less stress on the jaw joint, the temporomandibular joint or TMJ. When you have problems with your TMJ it can lead to temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD, which can result in lifelong problems like chronic headaches, earaches, and facial pain. Orthodontic treatment can save you from potential jaw problems years down the road.

We are now offering 3D printed clear orthodontic retainers. This technology decreases the cost and time normally associated with removable tray orthodontics. The biggest benefit is the ability to move teeth without the conventional metal brackets of the past. 

It’s time for you to discover the health benefits of orthodontic treatment for yourself. It’s time for you to call Dr. Brian Yoon D.D.S., M.A.G.D. at Yoon Dentistry in Ormond Beach, FL. Call now to ask any questions about braces at (386) 672-2828!