Four Benefits of Orthodontics

benefits of orthodontics

Knoxville and Maryville, TN

Orthodontics focuses on straightening teeth that are crooked or misaligned. This may involve a system of treatment such as braces or clear plastic aligners. Undergoing orthodontic treatment requires an investment of time and money, but at Crestview Dental Care, your Knoxville dentists believe it is worth it. Here are four ways you can benefit from having orthodontic treatment.

Orthodontics can prevent the development of problems that can threaten your dental health

Living with crooked teeth can lead to misalignment of the bite, and even temporomandibular joint disorder, a chronic ailment that often causes chronic and debilitating pain to its sufferers. In addition to straightening teeth through the use of the ClearCorrect system of transparent plastic aligners, Crestview Dental Care also offers functional orthodontic treatment through the use of interceptive orthodontic appliances. Your Maryville dentists believe in improving the whole health of the orofacial system, “intercepting” or safeguarding against problems with the development of the face and jaw for children as they grow. The American Association of Gnathologic Orthopedics recommends all children be examined to see if they could benefit from functional orthodontics as early as age 4. 

Orthodontic treatment can reduce the risk of dental injury

If you have misaligned teeth, even a very slight impact from some unexpected collision, it can cause a chip, crack, or even a severe dental injury that can lead to severe pain or disrupt your ability to eat and chew. Misaligned teeth also may change the way you eat and chew, which can place pressure on your jaw joints and potentially lead to the development of TMJ disorder, creating a whole new, different set of problems. Crestview Dental Care can straighten your teeth to an ideal alignment, which places less stress on your jaws and jaw joints.

Orthodontic treatment in Maryville can make it easier to perform oral hygiene

Having misaligned teeth can make it difficult for you to perform proper oral hygiene; specifically, you may be unable to reach several spots in the mouth with a toothbrush. This can encourage the development of tooth decay, as any food particles that are allowed to linger in the mouth become a fuel source for bacteria and eventually form into plaque that causes cavities and gum disease. Orthodontic treatment through the ClearCorrect plastic aligners provided at Crestview Dental Care brings your teeth into their preferred straight alignment, making it easier for you to clean your teeth.

Orthodontic treatment can improve your self-esteem

If you have straight, perfectly aligned teeth, you feel better about your smile, so you are more likely to show it off to other people. This boosts your confidence and your self-esteem, which may help you land that job, make a good impression when meeting people, and maybe meet that special someone.

Orthodontic treatment in Maryville

Crestview Dental Care is proud to offer ClearCorrect, a system of orthodontic treatment that consists of wearing different sets of clear plastic aligners. Every few weeks, your aligners are switched out for a new set. These aligners exert consistent gentle pressure, guiding your teeth toward the proper alignment, just like traditional braces but without all of the metal. ClearCorrect aligners can be removed when you eat and brush, making it easy for you to perform thorough oral hygiene. And, because they are transparent, these aligners almost are undetectable when worn. 

To learn more about ClearCorrect or functional orthodontics, you should be evaluated by one of the Knoxville dentists at Crestview Dental Care. Schedule your initial consultation today by calling (865) 268-8781.

Crestview Dental Care is proud to serve the orthodontic and dental needs of patients in the areas of Knoxville and Maryville in Tennessee.