July 10, 2018

When most people think of orthodontics, braces are often the first thing that come to mind. It is no wonder: Braces are one of the most popular and affordable treatment options for straightening crooked teeth. With advancements in orthodontics, it is possible for adults and teens alike to choose from a number of effective and discreet orthodontic treatments from their dentist in Gettysburg, PA. But did you realize that braces do much more than merely straighten your teeth and smile? 

Straighter Teeth Equals Confident Smiles

Along with that improved smile comes a huge boost of confidence. The moment your braces come off can be freeing in many literal and figurative ways. You will also probably find that you are smiling just for the sake of smiling – and that nervousness about the state of your teeth has disappeared entirely.

Braces Do More Than Boost Your Smile 

The confident smile may be the most obvious benefit, but there are other ways that your newly straightened teeth are likely to improve your life:

  • Easier to eat, drink, and speak – With properly aligned jaw and teeth, you can chew your foods easier, making it simple to eat and drink what you want (making careful choices when it comes to sugary foods). Straighter teeth also make speaking easier.
  • Simpler to clean your teeth – Have you noticed how much easier it is to clean your teeth when they are all straight? You can access more of each tooth’s surface and floss in between each one, so keeping them clean between dental visits is a breeze.
  • Less likely to injure your teeth – Your teeth have more support when they are straight, so you are less likely to cause damage to them (but still, be careful).
  • Reduce grinding and wear – Straightened teeth are also less likely to grind and wear, reducing pain the jaw and damage over time. 

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you have not yet scheduled an orthodontic braces consultation with Dr. Eric Seidel at Gettysburg Dental Associates in Gettysburg, PA, now is a great time to do so. You can get on the path to straighter teeth faster by contacting our office today.



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