Pros and Cons of Orthodontic Treatment

Pros and Cons of Orthodontic Treatment

Posted by G. LARRY LEONAKIS on Feb 14 2022, 05:19 AM

Orthodontic treatment aims to improve a person's appearance and functioning of oral health. It looks after the health of your teeth, gums, and jaw joints for a longer period. The procedure will straighten the teeth and move them into a better position.

The Pros of Orthodontic Treatment

1. Having Beautiful and Straight Teeth 

A healthy and straight smile is something to show off and having braces is one of the best ways to achieve this. It minimizes the chances of developing tooth decay, gum disease, and periodontal infections. Straight teeth enable easy brushing and flossing.

2. Saves Money and Time

Crooked teeth can make the quality of your oral health poor. It heightens the risk of tooth decay and other infections. It frees up your time from visiting the dentist for several orthodontic issues. This treatment helps to save your money and protect your teeth and gums from any potential damage before leading to a serious issue.

3. Improves Self-Confidence

People become self-conscious about crooked or misaligned smiles. They often avoid smiling and laughing at social events. Braces allow such people to be courageous in posing for group shots. They never feel the need to lay their hand over the mouth or shy away from the camera again. 

The Cons of Orthodontic Treatment

1. Braces Are Very Evident

Being in braces can be tough in a public sense. There is a stigma around wearing braces which can be expected while going through the treatment. Clear braces are also an option. They are a little less noticeable to everyone while having all the benefits of metal braces

2. It Is Difficult to Clean

It may become a little tougher to keep your teeth, gums, and tongue as clean as before. Braces easily trap food and it becomes necessary to properly brush at least twice a day. It is also important to properly clean the brackets and wires of the braces to keep them in good shape.

3. Frustration

Children experience frustration and encounter burnout during the treatment. This makes them irritated because they find it difficult to eat their favorite foods. Hard foods can cause the wires to snap and the food sticks between the teeth and the braces. This makes them frustrated.

G. Larry Leonakis, DDS ensures a great smile that will last a lifetime and enhance confidence levels. Visit us at 371 S Roop St, Carson City, NV 89701, contact us at (775) 882-0635, or visit our website for further information.

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