ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT IMPROVES YOUR GUM HEALTH

January 30, 2024

Braces and invisible aligners do much more than straighten your teeth. They provide the benefits of straight teeth that reach beyond a smile that will boost your confidence, make you more appealing and last the rest of your life. Well-aligned teeth also have positive effects on your gums. Healthy gums are important for a healthy mouth. Gums and the jawbone underneath support and nourish teeth. Gum disease weakens that all-important support. 

At Ortho Inc., our patients are at the heart of everything we do. We understand that each smile is unique, and our personalized treatment plans reflect that. We take the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions and involve you in decisions about your orthodontic care.

Straight teeth make oral hygiene easier because they let you brush and floss more effectively, which cuts down on the risk of plaque buildup and gum disease. 

Crooked or misaligned teeth create pockets and spaces that are hard to clean with even highly dedicated brushing and flossing. These spaces trap bacteria and food particles, leading to an increased risk of gum disease. Straight teeth don’t have those elusive nooks and crannies.

Uneven teeth put uneven pressure on the gums during biting and chewing; this leads to inflammation. By correcting the alignment of the teeth, orthodontic treatment helps distribute the forces evenly; this reduces the risk of gum irritation and inflammation.

Orthodontic treatment must often fix damaging overbites, underbites and crossbites. A properly aligned bite reduces stress on the supporting structures of the teeth, including the gums. Orthodontic treatment is also about correcting jaw misalignments. When the jaws are properly united, the forces exerted on the gums and supporting structures are more balanced, reducing the risk of gum-related issues.

Crooked teeth can lead to gum tissues pulling away from teeth. This exposes tooth roots and increases the risk of sensitivity and other issues. 

Teeth that are well-aligned within the jaw are more stable. Stability contributes to a healthier periodontal (gum and bone) environment. Straight teeth are less likely to shift over time, reducing the risk of gum problems related to tooth movement.

Ortho Inc. uses the latest orthodontic technologies to ensure accurate diagnoses and effective treatment. Our advanced tools contribute to the success of our orthodontic interventions. Please call us today to make an appointment.