Orthodontic Benefits

INTELIDENT | Clinica stomatologica

Most people come to our office because they don't like the way their teeth look. The benefits of orthodontic treatment are many and can vary depending on individual needs and expectations. In general, however, the benefits are:

  • Once the proper relationship between the teeth has been created, there is less opportunity for food impaction and plaque retention. Brushing and flossing are easier to accomplish and this reduces the incidence of tooth decay and gum (periodontal) disease.
  • Prevention of worn teeth, loosening of teeth, breaking of teeth, and jaw (TMJ) discomfort and pain later in life is possible through orthodontic treatment. Orthodontics is, thus, a good investment against future complicated and expensive dental procedures. In some instances, speech problems may result from mal-positioned teeth and jaws. This may also be related to habits such as thumb or finger sucking, or to obstructions in the respiratory tract that cause a mouth breathing habit.
  • A child or adult who does not chew his food properly because of a poor bite may develop digestive problems and thereby affect the general health of the body over time.
  • From a social-psychological standpoint, protrusive and mal-positioned teeth can be detrimental. As one's appearance improves through orthodontic treatment, self-confidence and self-esteem grow.