Using orthodontics to correct an underbite or crowded teeth does much more than make you proud of your smile and improve your self-confidence.
It also improves your oral health, which then improves your overall health.
Misaligned teeth make dental care more difficult, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.
A malocclusion can interfere with your ability to speak and eat. It may also cause unnecessary wear to tooth enamel, headaches, and ear or jaw pain.
Orthodontic treatments from EK Dental Surgery can potentially eliminate or prevent these problems.
Let’s look at these benefits more carefully.
How a new smile can transform your life
This is a chemical reality, smiling tells your brain to release tiny molecules called neuropeptides, which help you deal with stress, sadness, joy, anger and fear.
When you smile you also release endorphins, dopamine, and serotonin, which can lower heart rate and blood pressure.
You will feel more confident
It is incredible how powerful a smile is. When you smile, you exude a confident air that is noticeable to everyone you meet.
Scientific studies show that this winning smile and confidence leads to better results in your social life, love life, and at work.
You will be healthier
A new smile isn’t just about aesthetic improvement as straighter teeth also mean increased general health.
Crooked or misaligned teeth are food-traps, creating spaces for food to get stuck, which can lead to tooth decay, gingivitis and even gum disease (linked to other diseases like diabetes and heart disease).
With proper orthodontic care, however, your straighter teeth are easier to clean and less prone to infection. Your whole body will thank you for it.
You will make others happier and healthier
Straighter teeth can even make other people healthier and more comfortable. A wide range of studies proves that when we see a smiling face, we release endorphins which make us feel happier and calmer.
Braces are for everyone
If you think orthodontics is for children or teens, you’re living in the past. Today, as the overall benefits of straighter teeth have become so well known, more and more adults are receiving orthodontic treatment.
Some adults are seeking to improve their health and others are seeking to boost their self-esteem. An increasing number of Australian adults are getting braces or orthodontic work. Patients over the age of 20 make up about 30 per cent of orthodontic patients.
At the advanced age of 40 years old, Tom Cruise wore ceramic brackets to improve his teeth. Country music singer Faith Hill wore braces to the Grammy Awards in 2013, when she was 45 years old. If stars like this can do it, so can you!
If you aren’t sure if you need orthodontics, here are a few things to looks for.
- Difficulty in chewing or biting
- Jaw problems
- Speech problems
- Biting the roof of the cheek or mouth
- Facial imbalance
- Teeth grinding or clenching (bruxism)
The other thing to do is look in the mirror – if you don’t like what you see due to imbalance, gaps, or snaggled teeth, give us a call. We can help!
Explore Your Options
EK Dental Surgery can help you choose the orthodontic treatment that will meet your needs and desires. To learn more, contact EK Dental Surgery for a consultation.
We offer two kinds of orthodontics, braces and Invisalign and consultation can help you learn about the pros and cons of each treatment for your case.
While misaligned teeth are not always a serious health risk, teeth that are properly aligned can still make it much easier to keep your teeth, gums, and mouth healthy and clean.
Orthodontic treatments can also ensure there is enough room in your mouth for wisdom teeth to grow in or even identifying other problems that your dentist or doctor should know about.
Almost everyone experiences some clenching or grinding of their teeth, and this can damage teeth, jaws, and muscles. Orthodontic devices can help avert this problem, as well as ensuring that the jaw and teeth are in the ideal position for their main job—chewing food.
Proper oral health is a key part of having great overall health, and orthodontic appliances can help you achieve this, as well as improving your self-esteem. EK Dental Surgery is your team for orthodontic improvement!
Reasons To Smile At EK Dental Surgery!
EK Dental Surgery offers a broad array of preventative, restorative and cosmetic dental treatments, including orthodontics, for children, seniors, and everyone in between!
Our team is composed of dedicated Glen Waverley dentists and staff working to provide the best care possible with the most modern tools and techniques.
At EK Dental Surgery, we can help you achieve a movie-star smile and tip-top dental health.
EK Dental Surgery is conveniently located on Springvale Road in Glen Waverley. We provide free on-site parking facilities.
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