With orthodontic treatment from your Richmond orthodontist, you are on your way to creating a radiant smile that will boost your self-confidence and self-esteem! However, did you know that as you are straightening your smile, you are also significantly improving your oral and overall health in a few ways? Some of them may even surprise you!
Your teeth play a major role in how your food is digested. If your teeth are not straight, chewing may be less thorough adding to your digestive system. This stress can create health problems such as indigestion and stomach ulcers. With the orthodontic treatment from Dr. Horsey, your teeth will be aligned for optimal chewing and digestion.
Tooth Decay and Gum Disease
Overcrowded or crooked teeth can create tight spaces in your mouth, which causes overlapping. Effective flossing and brushing become more difficult when teeth are not correctly aligned. This can cause significant bacteria and plaque to build up, which may contribute to tooth decay and gum disease.
Not only does plaque bacteria lead to gum disease but it also has been linked to other serious health problems, including heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
Cleaning your teeth during orthodontic treatment can be challenging. Your orthodontist in Richmond, VA will guide provide you with oral health care instruction while receiving orthodontic care.
Contact our Richmond Orthodontist office to learn more about how your orthodontic treatment is helping you to improve your oral and overall health!