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Did you know that a straighter smile is also a healthier smile? Well, it’s true! Braces are perfect for aligning crowded or crooked teeth, but improving your smile isn’t all they can do. In addition to creating an attractive smile, braces can help prevent or correct a variety of oral health issues.

That is why, at the practice of Friendly Smiles Orthodontics located in Tucson, Arizona, we are pleased to help people create healthier smiles. you see, when the teeth are out of alignment they can cause problems with your bite and your jaw. Let’s take a look at some of the oral health problems that can benefit from orthodontic treatment.

One of the noticeable effects of teeth problems is difficulty speaking properly. This can, in turn, make you self-conscious when you speak and lower your self-esteem. When your smile isn’t correctly aligned, it can cause problems with the jaw and jaw joints. This can result in jaw pain, earaches, and even headaches.

Also, when the teeth aren’t aligned you can have problems biting and chewing your food correctly. When this happens, you can find yourself with uncomfortable digestive issues as the food isn’t properly chewed when it reaches your stomach.

If you have crooked or crowded teeth in your smile, you may have noticed that you can’t easily clean them, and this can lead to poor oral hygiene–the number one reason for tooth decay and gum disease. In addition, when the teeth are not meeting properly this can cause irregular wear on tooth enamel, making it more vulnerable to decay. You can also experience erosion of the gums and bone when you have problems with crooked teeth.

Your tooth enamel will also benefit from proper alignment of your teeth. When your pearly whites, aren’t meeting properly, it can cause irregular wear on the tooth enamel. As tooth enamel is impacted, it invites decay.

With the help of our orthodontist, Dr. Ponce, we can help you create the beautiful smile you deserve while helping you maintain a healthier smile. We invite you to reach out to our team at 520-326-1101 to see how braces can best serve you!