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Benefits of Straightening Your Teeth

October 30, 2022
Posted By: Dr. Youngwoo Joo
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Having straight teeth means enjoying a beautiful smile; however, there are several additional advantages to aligning your teeth that you may not have considered. Here's what you should know about orthodontics in North York.  

#1 Straight Teeth Improve Dental Health

Properly aligned teeth are much easier to brush and floss, so you have less chance of developing problems like gum disease, tooth decay, or cavities. 

#2 Bite Correction

When your teeth are crooked, your bite is likely out of alignment. A misaligned bite can result in painful problems for your jaw joint (TMJ). When your jaw joint can't function correctly, it has to compensate, resulting in a temporomandibular disorder (TMD) disorder. TMD can cause a host of symptoms, including but not limited to the following:

  • Jaw locking open or closed
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Tooth clenching and grinding
  • Chronic headaches
  • Pain or difficulty chewing
  • Clicking or popping of the jaw joint
  • Earaches

For some people, TMD can become quite debilitating, significantly impacting their quality of life.

Straightening your teeth and correcting your bite can sometimes alleviate TMD and its painful symptoms.

#3 Improved Bite and Tooth Function

When teeth are in proper alignment, they can function how they were designed to, making chewing and eating simple and comfortable. Imagine being able to order and eat anything you want on the menu at your favourite restaurant!

#4 Enhanced Appearance and Improved Self-Confidence

With teeth straightening, you can finally enjoy the beautiful smile you deserve; you'll also enjoy a boost to your self-confidence. You'll be able to interact with other people how you want and positively present yourself. 

Contact Emery Village Dental Today

Are you interested in learning more about what orthodontic treatment in North York can do for your smile? Contact us at (437) 900-8266 and schedule an evaluation with one of our dentists.

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