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Brace Yourselves for the Benefits of Orthodontics

Celebrities like Angelina Jolie and Tom Cruise both once got behind the wonders of orthodontics. Although Angelina wore braces as a child, Tom got his at age 40! Like so many other people, these celebrities used orthodontics to improve their overall health and appearance. Braces and other orthodontic appliances may boost your confidence and protect your teeth. The long-term benefits of orthodontics can outweigh the short-term cons. Dr. Sandhu provides an affordable option for braces at Forest Lawn Dental Centre in SE Calgary. He cites three main advantages to receiving orthodontic treatment that improve your smile and your quality of life.

1. Orthodontics make eating easier and more enjoyable
According to the Canadian Dental Association, a bad bite makes it harder to chew your food. It also makes getting bits of food out from between your teeth more difficult. Thankfully, bad bites can be fixed with orthodontic treatment. Your dentist might suggest removable appliances or braces in order to repair a bite that could otherwise do permanent damage to your mouth. Although popcorn and other crumbly foods can be a challenge for those who wear braces and other oral appliances, in the long run, eating will become easier. Chewing with straight teeth is more enjoyable and also healthier.

2. Orthodontics can help prevent gum and tooth diseases
A bad bite can lead to cavities and gum disease. Because it’s more difficult to keep misaligned teeth clean, they are more prone to disease and rot. Therefore, straightening your teeth can help prevent cavities, gingivitis, and other complications. Once straightened, your teeth will be much easier to clean, ensuring an all-around happier smile and fewer visits to your Calgary dentist.

3. Orthodontics prevent your chances of tooth injury
Straightening out your teeth can inhibit chipping or breakage. If your teeth—particularly your front teeth—are naturally crooked or protrude in any way, they are more vulnerable to injury. Once straightened, they are better protected against harm should they be impacted. A chipped or broken tooth can be extremely painful, and in most cases require a visit to the dentist. It’s far better to take preventative measures and simply contact your dentist, Dr. Sandhu, in SE Calgary before an accident occurs.

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At Forest Lawn Dental Centre we provide personalized orthodontic care and dental planning. We offer orthodontics as well as both cosmetic and general dentistry. Contact us today should you have any questions or want more information about the amazing benefits of orthodontic treatment.
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