While most people know that there is a benefit from undergoing orthodontic treatment, some don’t realize that treatment with braces or Invisalign can do much more than just make a smile look beautiful. Our very talented Valencia orthodontist, Dr. Carole Randolph, is passionate about helping her patients achieve straight and healthy smiles! She also enjoys spreading the word about how orthodontic treatment can do much more than just improve the appearance of your smile as it can also benefit the overall health of kids and adults alike! Below are a few good reasons why everyone should visit an orthodontist at least once in their life.
Can Turn Those Frowns Upside Down
People with crooked, misaligned, widely spaced or crowded teeth often feel like outsiders when around others because of how they feel about their appearance. Kids with imperfect smiles may get teased at school and avoid smiling as they grow up. If you feel embarrassed because you have a problem likecrooked teeth, undergoing orthodontic treatment can do wonders for your self-esteem by taking all the stress out of smiling.
Can Help Improve Chewing, Digestion, and Overall Health
It is challenging and even impossible to chew food properly if your teeth and/or jaws are misaligned. When food is not chewed sufficiently, serious problems can develop with digestion and nourishment which can have negative consequences on your overall health. By bringing the teeth into proper alignment, the teeth are better able to thoroughly chew food properly so that you can get the important nutrients into your body.
Helps Lower the Risk of Decay
Having misaligned, crooked or crowded teeth can make it very hard to properly brush and floss the teeth for an increased risk of tooth decay. When these types of problems are corrected with braces or Invisalign, it’s much easier to remove decay-causing food and plaque from all the tooth surfaces and between the teeth for improved dental health.
Can Keep Your Dental Costs in Check
Having untreated orthodontic problems can lead to major, expensive dental problems because it’s difficult to clean teeth that are misaligned, crooked or crowded. Orthodontic treatment can keep future dental care costs in check and help you avoid pain that’s common with many types of problems with both the teeth and gums.
Visit Our Valencia & Santa Clarita Orthodontist
If it’s time for you or your child to visit an orthodontist, we welcome you to our office! Dr. Randolph uses Damon braces and Invisalign to help her patients achieve their most perfect smiles! To set up your complimentary first visit with us, call our office at (661) 222-3000 or request an appointment online. We look forward to seeing you soon!