Dental Braces are one of the most prevalent and advanced means of getting a beautiful smile and straight teeth in today’s world. They are being used by people with minor misalignments of the jaw and teeth. While many use braces to actually straighten their teeth and look better, some also use them to look trendy and stylish.
Apart from cosmetic benefits, dental braces have many other medically proven benefits. Here are some of the most common medical uses of dental braces.
A bite in medical terminology is not only when you bite some food. In technical terms, a bite is defined as the time when your upper teeth and lower teeth join together. In simpler terms, a bite demonstrates how well both your upper and lower teeth fit together. The correct fitting of the lower and upper teeth helps significantly in better chewing the food, as missing teeth or misaligned and crooked teeth can lead to an uneven bite.
The ability to break food down into small parts is crucial for maintaining a healthy digestive system of the body. However, this ability to chew properly may be compromised to a great degree when your upper and lower teeth are not in sync with each other. This way, your jaw has a hard time chewing food, as it has to constantly take help from teeth that are evenly distributed in the mouth cavity for proper chewing of the food. This long-term strain on the jaw may result in temporomandibular disorders in the longer run.
Better Jaw Alignment
Suppose you have a jaw that is not well-adapted to the number of teeth it has fixed in it. In this case, your teeth will be overcrowded inside the jaw, with one tooth overlapping the other, and so on. Dental braces turn out to be a blessing for people in this situation because before putting on the dental braces, your orthodontist will make space for all the teeth in your mouth to be distributed evenly with the help of an expander.
Better Oral Hygiene
With the help of dental braces, you will experience better oral hygiene. The teeth that were once overlapping with others will now have their own confined space and, therefore, will be easier to clean and take care of.