December 23rd, 2020
How often do you treat yourself to a Christmas gift? Have you ever thought of giving yourself something that will last a lifetime? Now is the perfect time to treat yourself to perfectly aligned teeth. If you have orthodontic issues, braces could be the gift that keeps on giving. It’s morethan straight teeth; this gift will also improve your oral and overall health. What could be a better gift than that?
When you gift yourself braces, you are receiving more than a straighter smile, as studies have shown that braces can lead to many health benefits, including more confidence and a lower stress level. The experts at Balhoff Orthodontics share the many benefits that orthodontics can bring to your life.
Reduces Chance of Tooth Decay and Gum Disease
When your teeth are crowded or crooked, it’s difficult to clean your teeth properly. Plaque is enemy number one, and if it is not removed from the nooks and crannies, it will result in tooth decay and potentially gum disease. Braces will correct these issues, so at-home care and professional cleanings will effectively clean your teeth and gums, keeping them healthy.
Correcting Speech and Chewing Issues
A malocclusion, which is a misaligned jaw, affects your bite and causes jaw pain. Both underbites and overbites can make it difficult to chew and speak clearly. By changing the position of your teeth and jaw, braces can help you speak more clearly. Additionally, braces can also aid with digestion. Digestion starts at the chewing stage, and if you are chewing more effectively, your digestive system will function better.
Self-Confidence is Important to Your Health
A beautiful smile leads to self-confidence, which is essential to your mental health. If your smile makes you embarrassed or anxious because of misaligned teeth or a protruding or receding jaw, braces can boost your self-confidence by improving your smile and even changing the symmetry of your face.
Schedule a Consultation with Your Lafayette Orthodontist Today!
Now is the time to schedule a consultation with the experts at Balhoff Orthodontics. Winter is typically a quieter time, so it is the perfect time to start your smile journey. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, contact us! We have many different types of braces to meet your needs. We would love to help you have a beautiful and healthy smile every Christmas!