5 Benefits of Having Braces
The use of dental braces dates back to the 18th century AD. They are used successfully to correct unfavorable tooth alignment. The development of the nickel-titanium (Ni-Ti) metal alloy by NASA marked a significant advancement in the field of teeth straightening. Ni-Ti was ideal for producing fine, supple wires that could hold their shape after being bent and affixed to the teeth.
At first glance, all braces seem the same, but there are small differences between them. Would you believe it if you were told that there are over 5 types of braces that the dentist has to offer you? Metal braces, metal self-ligating braces, ceramic braces, lingual braces, and so forth.
In contrast to braces, clear aligners are more aesthetically pleasing and comfortable to wear, but they also require the patient to put in some effort. The patient must change their aligners once a week and wear them for 20 to 22 hours per day.
5 benefits of braces:
1. Teeth straightening and bite correction
The crooked teeth are straightened with braces. Cross bites, overbites, under bites, and open bites are examples of misaligned teeth. They often cause unintentional cheek bites and tongue bites, which are immensely painful. Well-arranged teeth in an ideal position are both esthetically and functionally beneficial.
Misaligned, crooked teeth often overload certain segments of the jaw, leading to a difficult bite, jaw pain, and joint disorders. Well-arranged teeth evenly distribute the chewing forces. A corrected bite is functionally healthier.
2. Smile designing
3. Better speech
4. Better gum health, fewer cavities, fewer risks of tooth injuries, reduced risks of temporomandibular joint disorders, and maintenance of the jaw bone and muscles:
Crooked or misaligned teeth are more prone to trapping plaque and food particles. As a result, bacteria can grow and eventually infect the gums. With braces, your teeth are straight, making it simpler to brush and floss them. As a result, less debris is trapped, and bacterial growth is reduced to prevent gum disease. Wearing braces can help prevent tooth decay by aligning the teeth, so they are easy to clean and maintain.
Protruded teeth are precariously placed and prone to accidents. Braces are important in preventing such mishaps. A corrected bite with uniform chewing forces does not stress the temporomandibular joint and the surrounding muscles. The bones, muscles, and teeth function in harmony.
5. Efficient chewing of food: an aid to digestion
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