Dr. Skelton and all the TLS Orthodontics team want to remind you that orthodontic health is much more than straight teeth. When Dr. Skelton creates beautiful smiles for our patients, she places all the elements of the face into their perfect alignment for a healthy as well as beautiful smile. Orthodontic treatment at TLS Orthodontics also provides manyadditional health benefits. Here are just a few you might not realize:
Prevent TMJ: TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) Disorders occur from stress on the jaw joint. Often, people who suffer from TMJ have an incorrect bite pattern or a misalignment of their bite. Orthodontic treatment can align the teeth and bite to remove the stress on the joints that causes TMJ Disorder.
Aid Digestive Health: Perfectly aligned teeth help you chew your food more effectively, which helps your digestive health.
Avoid Tooth Decay and Gum Disease: Crowded and misaligned teeth make it difficult to clean your teeth and gums, which can lead to food and bacteria build-up. It's much easier to brush and floss your teeth when they are in healthy alignment.
Correct some speech impediments: Sometimes when your teeth and joints are misaligned, this misalignment causes speech impediments. The teeth and tongue are important tools in our speech process, and it is extremely important that these tools be in their perfect alignment to speak our best.
If you have any questions about the health and aesthetic benefits of orthodontic treatment, feel free to contact us today. At TLS Orthodontics our goal is for our patients to feel that their experience with our office is remarkable, unique, and pleasurable.