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Braces don’t just straighten crowded or crooked smiles. They can, in fact, help your smile prevent or assist with a variety of oral health concerns. At the practice of Arizona Orthodontic Centers located in Phoenix, Arizona, we are pleased to work with people to not only beautify their smiles but created a healthier oral environment as well.

You see, when your teeth are not aligned correctly, and you have a misaligned bite or problems with your jaw, orthodontic treatments can help you fix the problem and find relief. So what are some of the oral health problems wearing braces can fix?

Speech problems can arise when the teeth are not aligned properly. This can cause you to feel self-conscious when you speak and affect your self-esteem. A misaligned smile can cause disorders of the jaw, such as TMD, and bring with it jaw pain, earaches, and headaches. Then there is the problem with biting and chewing when the teeth are off, this can then result in digestive issues since your food is not being properly chewed.

When your teeth are crowded or crooked they can often be difficult to clean properly, which can create poor oral hygiene. The result? You are more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease. In addition, when the teeth are not meeting properly this can cause irregular wear on tooth enamel, making it more vulnerable to decay. You can also experience erosion of the gums and bone when you have problems with crooked teeth.

With the help of our board-certified orthodontist, Dr. Park, we can help you create the beautifully aligned smile you desire and deserve. Your teeth can look and feel great, as you are better able to maintain good oral hygiene with proper cleaning. If you would like help straightening your smile, we invite you to reach out to our team at 623-877-8500 and learn how braces can improve your oral health!