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Why Straighter Smiles Are Healthier Smiles

by televoxweb on Monday, February 22, 2016 2:22 AM

Every day, we help our patients achieve beautiful smiles, and nothing makes us happier than seeing the look on a patient's face when they see their gorgeous new smile. But while the aesthetic improvements of orthodontic treatment are huge, they are far from the only benefit, as a straighter smile is also a much healthier one!

Bite Better

Teeth are a critical part of the digestive tract, preparing food for digestion in the stomach. To play this role, the upper and lower jaws fit together in a specific way, and if they do not match up correctly, they cannot play their part. Orthodontic treatment lines your teeth and jaw up correctly, helping you chew food and aid digestion.

Fighting TMJ

Anyone who has experienced the painful headaches or stifling muscle tension of TMJ (jaw) pain knows how serious of a condition it can be, and orthodontics can help. Often, TMJ problems are caused by the lower and upper jaws improperly aligning, causing tension in the jaw joint. Ask us about what procedural options are available to treat TMJ issues.

Avoid Cavities

Finally, straighter teeth are easier to clean. Crooked and misaligned teeth create small nooks and crevices that are difficult to reach with toothbrushes or floss, making for the perfect hiding places for food and bacteria. Straightening your teeth allows much easier, more even cleaning, helping you fight tooth decay and stave off cavities.

Contact Your Local Nashua Orthodontists Today!

Have more questions about keeping your teeth healthy and happy? We are always happy to help. Feel free to call us at (603) 882-2101, reach out to us at our contact page, or use our easy online form to schedule an appointment at our Nashua, NH office. While located in Nashua, we also service the surrounding communities, including Hollis and Amherst. We cannot wait to hear from you, and we look forward to seeing you back at this blog for more tips and info on achieving and maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile.


Orthodontic Associates of New England