The Health Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment
When you think of braces, do you picture before and after photos of crooked smiles and their straightened counterparts? Health, however, surpasses smile aesthetics. Dr. Jack Gaffey and Dr. Angela Gaffey of Cumberland Dental in Cumberland Park, SA are Smilefast, Invisalign and Six Month Smiles experts who are intensely interested in the health benefits of orthodontics. Learn more here.
The impact of a great smile
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry affirms that attractive smiles boost self-esteem. Additionally, people notice an attractive smile first--before height, weight, eye color and other physical attributes.
That being said, your dentists in Cumberland Park, SA, offers a wide variety of orthodontic options--conventional metal braces, Smilefast and Six Month Smiles, and inventive Invisalign clear aligners. They give patients a variety of great paths to perfect smiles. The Simple Braces program makes kids' braces affordable for young families.
The health of a great smile
A well-cared for straight smile is always healthier than a crooked, gapped smile. Or, better said, once a child, teen or adult has completed orthodontic treatment, he or she will enjoy many benefits to health and well-being. Examples are:
- Fewer headaches, ear aches and jaw pain
- Clearer speech
- Proper jaw development and tooth eruption in children
- Normalized wear and tear on biting and chewing surfaces due to less grinding and clenching (bruxism)
- Protection against oral accidents (protruding front teeth often chip and crack easily or cause soft tissue irritation and lacerations)
- Reduced incidence of gum disease
- Fewer cavities
- Ease of brushing and flossing
- Stronger bone structure in the jaw
How can braces help you?
The American Association of Orthodontists advises a complete orthodontic evaluation for all children by the age of seven. However, age is never a barrier to orthodontic treatment. Teens and even adults can wear braces or aligners with great benefit to their appearance, self-esteem, interpersonal and professional relationships and oral health. To learn more about Smilefast, why not call Cumberland Dental in Cumberland Park, SA, for a consultation? The office is open Monday through Friday at 8 am. Phone (088) 271-6233.