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How Orthodontics Can Improve Your Oral Health

Preventive Orthodontics Adults 2 | Lakewood Dental Centre | Winnipeg, MB

Of course, you want straighter teeth because of the boost it could mean for your self-esteem, but straightening your teeth could also do a lot to improve your overall oral health as well! If you’d like to take advantage of one of our orthodontic options so you can get a beautiful and healthy set of straight chompers, call Lakewood Dental Centre at 204-977-8515 today.

With the help of our team of dental professionals, Dr. Doug McDermid and Dr. Rose K. Dhillon offer many dental services that can help patients achieve their smile goals and also keep their teeth and gums healthy at our Winnipeg, MB dentist office. We provide a broad assortment of cosmetic dentistry options so you can address your smile flaws.

You can even combine cosmetic procedures to customize a comprehensive smile makeover! For example, you could straighten your teeth with orthodontics, then use a teeth whitening treatment to brighten them. If you choose to combine cosmetic services, we will create a mockup of your potential new smile. You can even “test run” your smile makeover by placing the mockup directly over your teeth!

Feeling good about the way your smile looks could have many positive effects on your overall self-esteem. Straightening your teeth could even potentially lead you to:

  • Feel more confident when you are making first impressions
  • Enjoy getting your picture taken
  • Look forward to receiving compliments from friends and loved ones

We offer a few different orthodontic options for you to choose from, including:

  • Traditional braces that use metal bracket and wires
  • Invisalign
  • Smart Moves
  • K-Line clear aligners (for short-term orthodontic use only)

Learn Some Reasons Orthodontics Can Improve Oral Health

Typically, when people think of straightening their crooked teeth with orthodontics, the main benefit they think of is cosmetic. People can’t wait to have a straight set of teeth and stop feeling so self-conscious about their alignment issues.

We’ve even heard some people say that they were so embarrassed about their crooked teeth that they actually trained themselves to smile with their lips fully or partially closed to conceal their misaligned teeth. Many of our patients have mentioned that once they get their teeth straightened they actually have to “unlearn” this behavior.

But cosmetic perks are far from the only reason you should consider straightening your crooked teeth. You could also benefit from improved oral health as well.

Straight teeth are easier to brush thoroughly. You won’t have to pay close attention to the different angles that your tooth surfaces are at and adjust the angle of your toothbrush accordingly. Instead, you’ll be able to move your toothbrush in small circles across all of the teeth in your mouth.

In some cases, teeth are so crooked that they overlap, making it pretty much impossible to clean the surfaces of the teeth where they touch. But after an orthodontic treatment, you’ll be able to brush and floss with ease.

Speaking of flossing, cleaning between teeth is also much easier to do when they are straight. The gaps between your teeth will be consistently spaced so you’ll be able to guide the floss between them much easier.

Before straightening their teeth, many of our patients have even mentioned that they used to fray their floss quickly because their teeth are so tightly spaced or overlapping that they have to force the floss past where their teeth touch. Others have mentioned that this can even make their gums bleed because they have to push the floss down so hard they accidentally hit their gumline.

Easier cleaning is not the only way that orthodontic procedures can help improve your oral health. You also won’t have to worry about food getting stuck in your smile as much! If you’ve been living with crooked teeth long enough, you can probably see why this is such a big deal.

Sure, no matter how straight your teeth are, certain foods – like popcorn, potato chips, and the skin of apples – will occasionally get stuck between them. But with straighter teeth, this probably will not happen as much. You may even re-discover your love of foods you’ve been avoiding!

Stop waiting to get the gorgeous, healthy set of teeth you’ve always dreamed of! If you’re ready to take the first step to improving your tooth alignment and overall oral health, call Lakewood Dental Centre at 204-977-8515 to book a consultation for orthodontic treatments. You can also use our online form to book or swing by our conveniently located Winnipeg, MB dentist office.

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