Benefits of Receiving Orthodontic Treatment
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Benefits of Receiving Orthodontic Treatment

Braces, No BracesPeople who are confident and proud of their smiles tend to have higher self-esteem and are happier with their overall appearance. If you’re ashamed or embarrassed about your smile, it can cause you to be anti-social, shy, and less likely to smile at your friends and family! 

In spite of their desire to straighten their smiles, many adults do not consider getting orthodontic treatment for themselves. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontics has found that 75% of the population doesn’t have straight teeth and would benefit from orthodontic treatment. 

Benefits of Orthodontics 

The first benefit that comes to mind when discussing braces is a beautiful, straight smile. However, there are many other benefits, including the following: 

  • If you have a speech impediment, correcting the position of the teeth can improve or even eliminate the problem. 
  • Straight teeth are easier to brush and floss, meaning that they’re often much healthier than crooked teeth. 
  • Having properly aligned teeth means you’ll have a proper bite pattern. This means that your teeth will fit together more comfortably. 
  • Straight teeth can make it easier to properly chew food. 
  • Lastly, having good dental health has been linked with better overall health as well. 

More adults than ever are choosing to receive orthodontic treatment. This is because of the wide variety of orthodontic appliances that are available these days. Many of these options are much less conspicuous than the traditional metal braces of the past! 

If you’re interested in learning more about orthodontic treatment for the whole family or looking for braces for kids in Colorado Springs, please contact our Colorado Springs Orthodontic office, Lockett Orthodontics. 

Posted on Sep 23, 2019

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