One of the first thoughts that come to mind when one thinks of orthodontic treatments and braces is a straighter smile. There is no denying the appeal and benefits of having a beautiful smile. However, braces are not just good for straightening teeth. Many people do not realize how teeth alignment affects their health. Dr. Bruce Trimble wants to increase awareness about the lesser known benefits of orthodontics. 

The Problem With Bad Teeth Alignment

Teeth and jaws that are not in proper alignment can make it difficult for patients to eat comfortably. They may bite the inside of their cheeks and tongue, not realizing that their condition is treatable. They may also have difficulty chewing their food properly and with digestion. Over time, their teeth move further out of alignment, causing greater discomfort and pain when chewing.

Teeth alignment issues also create conditions in the mouth that allow plaque and bacteria to thrive, increasing the risk of:

·         Gum Recession

·         Tooth Decay

·         TMJ (temporomandibular joint TMJ syndrome)

·         Digestion Concerns

·         Heart disease, diabetes and other health complications

Teeth that are crowded too closely in the mouth are likely to develop cavities and decay. It is harder for patients with crooked, crowded and misaligned teeth to properly clean in-between them. Even patients who have good dental hygiene can end up with serious dental problems without proper orthodontic treatment from a dentist in Eau Claire, WI.

How Orthodontics Saves Smiles

Many people assume that the road to straighter teeth is too time consuming. Dr. Trimble understands how valuable time is and offers Fastbraces. Fastbraces patients get straighter teeth in less time than it takes with traditional braces. There are fewer office visits and they are extremely affordable, making them a good option for patients who are not sure if they want to commit to braces.

If you are tired of dealing with teeth alignment issues, contact Trimble Dental Excellence. Dr. Trimble can educate you on the many benefits of traditional orthodontic braces and Fastbraces. Call our dental office today for an appointment.