The Many Benefits of Having Straight Teeth

The Many Benefits of Having Straight Teeth
Posted on 05/15/2017

At Wiregrass Orthodontics, we use comprehensive orthodontic treatment to provide patients with beautiful and healthy smiles. While the end result means confidence for the patient due to an improved appearance, the end result also means better oral health. It may come as a surprise that excellent oral health is correlated with a number of benefits, some of which relate to overall health, others that relate to mental health. So what specifically does straight teeth, or oral health, contribute to?

A Healthier Heart

Those suffering from oral inflammatory disease are more likely to suffer from heart disease and heart attacks. This is due to the fact that periodontal disease may lead to an increased amount of inflammation throughout the body, putting you at risk for cardiovascular complications.

A Healthier Pregnancy

Studies have shown that babies born from women that had gum disease are more likely to be premature, have a low birth weight, or have diabetes. Being born pre-term or at a low weight can lead to other issues, including abnormalities and behavioral issues.

Less Earaches & Headaches

Having a straight, functional smile usually means that you have a lessened risk of teeth grinding and TMJ disorder, two issues that can be the culprits when it comes to earaches and headaches.

More Control Over Blood Glucose

The link between diabetes and gum disease has been known for quite some time, however, this has not always been known to be a two-way link. It is now believed that periodontal disease can contribute to lessened control over one’s blood glucose levels.

Lower Your Chance Of Gum Disease With Orthodontic Treatment

As you now know, great oral health can lead to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, a healthier pregnancy, fewer earaches & headaches, and more control over your blood glucose levels. As such, it is important to ensure that you take care of your teeth & maintain excellent oral hygiene. For some, the first step towards doing this is orthodontic treatment such as braces, Invisalign or ceramic braces.

If you are located in Dothan, Enterprise, Ozark, or surrounding areas, be sure to request a consultation at Wiregrass Orthodontics! Dr. Howell will assess the current state of your bite and determine which orthodontic treatment(s) will be best for you. Give us a call to claim your free new patient consultation at (334) 792-1000.

Wiregrass Orthodontic Specialists

  • Dothan Office - 100 O’Brannon Park Dr., Dothan, AL 36303 Phone: 334-792-1000
  • Enterprise Office - 557 Glover Ave. #1, Enterprise, AL 36330 Phone: 334-347-6777
  • Ozark Office - 317 James St., Ozark, AL 36360 Phone: 334-792-1000

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