Improve Your Overall Health with Orthodontic Treatment at Our Novi Dental Office

Not everyone is born with perfect teeth. Some have crooked, misaligned, or overcrowded teeth. Others have underbites, crossbites, or overbites. Because of these problems, people considered getting braces. This treatment helps straighten the teeth and improve overall health, but how? What's the connection between the two?


There are two common reasons why people wear braces; it helps in correcting bites and straightening the teeth to improve the orofacial appearance of a patient.


Braces Can Help Correct These Following Symptoms

• Cracked or fractured teeth

• Headaches

• Jaw pain

• Locked jaw

• Mild to severe tooth pain

• Pain in the head, neck, and teeth

• Tooth loss


Wearing braces change your lifestyle! There are some foods to avoid, as well as personal habits. Patients should avoid eating sugary and starchy foods. Examples of these are soda, chips, and sweets. Eating this kind of foods cause tooth decay and promote gum disease. They also damage the wire of your braces and loosen the brackets.


With a mindset of not eating this variety of foods, braces promote a healthy lifestyle, hence the connection of wearing braces and overall health. Eating the right kind of food helps prevent different diseases like hypertension, coronary heart disease, and diabetes. It's all preventable by having a lifelong healthy diet.


Wearing braces promote proper dental hygiene. With this, it helps avoid tartar, gingivitis, demineralization, and other dental problems because without correct oral hygiene, patients with braces are more prone to these problems. Also, when left untreated, this results in a more severe health problem.


However, it doesn't necessarily mean that people who don't have braces cannot have good dental hygiene. All people should have good hygiene to avoid multiple health complications, but people who wear braces should be more cautious. Taking good care of your braces is essential to avoid further health complications. It might be challenging, but it's worth it! If you have more questions or concerns, contact our Novi dental office by calling (248) 624-2701 for more details.

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