While October’s well-known for trick-or-treating, candy, and carving pumpkins, it’s known as the National Orthodontic Month to orthodontists across the world and in Cypress, TX. Conveying the importance of oral health to both children and adults, focusing primarily on braces. Braces are one of the most feared orthodontic procedures among children and adults, but they’re an important part of maintaining good oral health. They help treat a variety of oral conditions and help many people regain their self-confidence.
Why Braces Are Needed For Certain Oral Conditions
Two conditions that often require braces include an overbite and a underbite, also known as misaligned bites. Misaligned bites wear teeth down and can lead to chipped or cracked teeth, if left untreated. In addition, misaligned teeth are harder to brush and floss efficiently, leaving sufferers vulnerable to tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. More so, without proper oral hygiene practices, bacteria builds up in the mouth and can travel to other parts of the body causing health problems or make current health conditions worse. By getting braces to treat these conditions, patients can avoid a long list of other oral problems in the future and can clean their teeth effectively.
Benefits Of Braces
Aside from correcting problematic oral conditions and preventing further damage, braces offer many other benefits that often go overlooked. One benefit of braces includes an improvement in self-confidence in both adults and children. Having a misaligned bite or crooked teeth can make it hard for anyone to speak or smile in public. Children, often get teased by their peers and adults may find it hard to involve themselves in romantic situations, when their smile’ s less than perfect. While having braces may not offer a boost in confidence, the straight teeth and near perfect alignment that follows, will.
If you or a loved one need braces in Cypress, TX, contact Dr. Benjamin Creed at Creed Orthodontics. Dr. Creed is a Board Certified Orthodontist, and has helped hundreds of people on their journey to a better smile. Make your appointment today!