Posted on 5/17/2018 4:40 PM By Scott
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: