Even though there are alternatives to conventional orthodontia, braces still help many people from all age groups and backgrounds. Traditional braces can move even the most problematically placed teeth to healthier positions. Mascola Orthodontics offers high quality orthodontic care so that members of our community enjoy vibrant oral health and beautiful smiles.
Orthodontics and Your Oral Health
Having a straight smile offers more than just aesthetic benefits. A healthy bite with properly spaced teeth promotes smooth and comfortable oral function, preserves the dental structure, and lessens the risk for common oral conditions.
Straighter teeth tend to be healthier than crooked, overlapped, and crowded teeth. This is because orthodontic issues lead to the accumulation of plaque and tartar. Teeth that aren’t spaced properly are very difficult to keep clean. When teeth accumulate plaque and tartar, a person has increased risks for developing periodontal disease and dental caries (tooth decay). On top of increased risks for oral health conditions, improperly aligned teeth make contact when and where they shouldn’t – which can accelerate untimely tooth wear and strain the TMJ.