Straight teeth look great and can be a major boost to our confidence. These are the two major things people get from orthodontic treatment. But there are also many other things you can expect from having straight teeth.

North Oaks Dental is a leader in the Royal Oak MI area when it comes to cosmetic and restorative dentistry. We have helped countless patients overcome their smile flaws using the most advanced techniques and noninvasive procedures. One of our go-to tooth-straightening treatments is Invisalign, a system that uses no metal brackets or wires to move teeth into a better positions. The most obvious benefit of orthodontic treatment is finishing it with straight teeth, but there are many other “hidden” advantages you need to know.

Here are 3 hidden advantages to orthodontic treatment.

  • 1. Teeth Are Easier To Clean

Orthodontic treatment may just improve your health and your smile. You see, straight teeth are healthier and easier to clean. Harmful bacteria and plaque love to hide in hard-to-reach places. That means you’ll face a much higher risk of dental problems if you have crooked teeth or alignment issues. Whenever we straighten the teeth, we’re giving the harmful bacteria fewer places to hide.

  • 2. Less Risk of Gum Problems

Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults, and gum problems can be unsightly. Proper cleaning and flossing can reduce the risk of gum disease, so straight teeth can reduce the risk of gum problems. Additionally, crooked teeth, bad bites, can put pressure on the gums and cause gum recession. Orthodontics will balance out the bite and make it easier to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

  • 3. Less Risk of Tooth Fractures

When the teeth come together perfectly, there is less of a chance of tooth fractures or breaks. People with crooked teeth often have problems with chips or cracks on their teeth. This is a problem especially as we age. Teeth can wear down with age, or maybe our teeth are weakened from cavities. Whatever the case, crooked teeth can pose a lifelong threat to your smile.

How to Improve Your Smile

As you can see, straightening your teeth has much more than simple cosmetic dentist options. Straight teeth can improve your oral health!
So, where should you go to achieve a better smile?

North Oaks Dental has two board-certified orthodontists ready to fix your smile. Our orthodontists are trained to help younger patients and older to achieve a beautiful smile. We’re offering traditional braces and Invisalign. Traditional braces are still considered the gold standard of orthodontic treatment, especially for young children because we can control the timeline of the procedure and achieve great results. It’s recommended that you bring your child in for an orthodontic consultation by the age of 7.

Adults generally don’t want to deal with the hassle of braces. Invisalign can treat mild to moderate orthodontic issues. Two huge benefits with Invisalign is that the treatment is virtually invisible and can be removed. It often only takes only 12 to 18 months to complete the entire treatment. During your Invisalign treatment, you’ll receive new aligners about once every two weeks.

Correct Crooked Teeth Today

North Oaks Dental can oversee your entire orthodontic treatment. You won’t have to go to a specialist to receive the care you need. We have them right here in our office. So give us a call today at 248-712-1522 (Royal Oak) 248-963-1969 (New Hudson) to book your appointment or an appointment for one of your loved ones. Hidden benefits of straight teeth