How Braces Could Help Your Smile
By Temiko G. Braswell, D.D.S.
December 15, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: braces  

It’s never too late to get the perfect smile. Our Perry, GA, dental team can help.

If you or your child is dealing with alignment issues in your upper or lower teeth (or both), turning to our Perry, GA, dentist Dr. Temiko Braswell for braces could give you a healthier, straighter, and more attractive smile. Here’s what braces could do for your smile,

Make chewing easier

If you have crooked or protruding teeth, you may find it more difficult to eat certain foods. When your teeth restrict what you can and can’t eat this has the ability to lead to nutrition deficiencies and digestive upset. If you find that your teeth are limiting what you can eat, it may be time to consider getting braces from our Perry, GA, orthodontic team.

Keep teeth clean

If teeth are crooked, unevenly spaced, or crowding one another, you better believe that this can leave spaces for plaque and food to buildup. People with crooked teeth are more likely to deal with cavities and gum disease, but braces can realign your teeth to make it easier to keep them clean. Getting braces now could keep your teeth and gums healthy for the long run.

Improve speech

If you or your child is dealing with speech problems such as a lisp, it could be because of a bad bite. This is just another reason to consider getting braces. Braces can correct these bite issues and realign the jaws to improve speech. This is one reason it’s important to bring children in for an orthodontic consultation when they are 6-7 years old to see if they could benefit from braces. Since bad bites can lead to speech problems or delays, it’s best to speak to a dental professional right away.

Prevent dental injuries

When teeth are out of alignment this also means that the force placed on your teeth by the jaws is not evenly distributed; therefore, some teeth are taking on more of the pressure and force than others. If not corrected, this could lead to worn, weak, and damaged teeth; fortunately, getting braces now could prevent cracked or chipped teeth in the future.

Braswell Family Dentistry provides braces to patients of all ages living in and around Perry, Warner Robins, and Houston County, GA. Whether you want to discuss getting braces for you, your teen, or your child, give us a call at (478) 988-3200 to schedule a consultation.