Considering Orthodontics for Your Oral Health
Whether you never received orthodontic treatment as an adult or you feel your teeth have shifted further, there’s no doubt that fixing your misaligned smile is a great feeling. Not only will it make you feel more confident, it quite literally helps you put your best smile forward at work and in your personal life.
However, fixing your smile with braces and other orthodontic treatments has an impact on your oral health as well. Here’s why:
Making Your Smile Easier to Maintain
If you have teeth that overlap each other, it’s easy for food to break down after eating and stick to your teeth. When your smile is misaligned, it can be harder to get all the food particles from in between your teeth. This causes plaque and bacteria to form on your teeth, which not only makes it difficult for your dentist to clean but can lead to gingivitis and cavities.
Reducing Your Oral Health Risks
Most importantly, a straighter smile helps to protect you from infections and other oral health conditions. The plaque stuck to your teeth can spread through your bloodstream to other areas of your body.
Poor oral health has been linked to many chronic health conditions — from heart disease to diabetes. So, beyond wanting to fix your smile for aesthetic purposes, it’s crucial to think of your health as well.
New York Biomimetic Dentistry & Orthodontics
Marc Lazare D.D.S., M.A.G.D. is one of the only dental practices in the entire Upper East Side of the New York City area to fully embrace and incorporate the principles of biomimetic dentistry into our practice. We will use Invisalign aligners, retainers, and other orthodontic methods to straighten your smile and protect your oral health.
If you need help achieving the perfect smile you’ve always desired, please do not hesitate to call us at (332) 334-8290 or contact us online today.