The Health Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

By Linden Dental
March 11, 2020
Category: Dental Care

While everyone knows about the aesthetic benefits of braces, you should also know that orthodontic care from your dentists in Naples, Fl, Drs. Richard and Maria Linden, also delivers tremendous health advantages, too. Whether you need metal braces, clear Invisalign aligners, or something else, the team here at Linden Dental can provide you with a great-looking and healthy smile that can last you a lifetime.

Do you have to get braces?

Millions of Americans do, and they're not all children. While orthodontic patients typically fall between the ages of 11 to 14, according to the American Academy of Orthodontists, 20 percent are 21 or older. People want to correct a wide range of smile problems such as protruding front teeth, gaps, crowding, and more. They wish to look better and feel better about themselves, in the process.

For their part, your dentists in Naples want you to thrive physically, too. So, if an in-office exam and special three-dimensional imaging reveal an orthodontic problem, they'll compile a care plan to include conventional braces (metal, ceramic or lingual) or the popular Invisalign clear aligners. From start to finish, you'll receive the dental alignment changes that you need for that just-right smile.

The health benefits of orthodontic treatment

Tight, crowded, twisted teeth are hard to brush and floss. As such, misaligned smiles easily accumulate plaque and tartar, and therefore, develop more tooth decay and gum disease. Add a misaligned, unbalanced bite (how teeth come together), and you have the blueprint for:

  • Mouth-breathing
  • Headaches
  • Earaches
  • Facial and sinus pain
  • Prematurely and unevenly worn tooth enamel
  • Chipped and cracked enamel
  • Speech problems
  • Poor chewing and long-term digestive issues (such as gastroesophageal reflux, or GERD)
  • Jaw joint issues (temporomandibular joint dysfunction)
  • Sleep apnea (a sleep disorder involving breathing cessation and widespread systemic health problems)

Learn more

At Linden Dental in Naples, FL, your dentists, Dr. Richard Linden and Dr. Maria Linden, team up to provide excellent preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dental care to patients of all ages. They can give you the beautiful, well-aligned smile that you want and the oral health you need. Call them today for an individualized orthodontic consultation: (239) 593-0777.