Orthodontic Treatment—It Might Improve Your Overall Health
Did you miss out on orthodontic treatment when you were younger? Or perhaps you underwent treatment but then stopped wearing your retainer consistently, and now you are suffering from orthodontic relapse. Whatever the case may be, your teeth are crooked, and you would like to do something about it.
Not only will orthodontic treatment at our Chatswood dental clinic straighten your teeth to give you a beautifully straight smile, but it can also improve your oral health.
Improved Oral Hygiene
Teeth that are properly aligned are simply easier to take care of. Brushing and flossing is more effective when there aren’t nooks and crannies caused by misaligned or overlapped teeth. In addition, people who like the way their smile looks might feel more motivated to brush and floss more often to take better care of it.
Improved Jaw Function
Do you wake up with headaches and jaw pain? If you clench or grind your teeth subconsciously while you are sleeping, it might because your teeth are not properly aligned when you bite down. This can cause not only excessive wear on your teeth but it can also cause inflammation of your jaw joint (TMJ). Straightening your teeth might eliminate bruxism and protect your teeth from damage.
If you like the way your smile looks, chances are you will show it off by smiling more frequently. This can impact how you feel on the inside, giving you more self-confidence in social and professional situations. It might even improve the mood of those around you who are recipients of your smile.
You can schedule a consultation with Dr Lim or Dr Sridhar to find out about orthodontic options to improve your smile. Whatever your age, we can talk to you about creating a custom treatment plan that works for you and your lifestyle. We invite you to call our Chatswood dental clinic to talk about orthodontic treatment.