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When it comes to having braces fitted, 62% of adults in Australia are considering it. Whether to fix a crooked smile or to correct a troublesome overbite, braces can change a multitude of dental sins. However, if you are someone who has not previously considered braces but who has received a recommendation for them by their dentist, you are probably pondering the benefit versus the cost. Here are four good reasons why you should seriously consider your dentist's recommendation.
The fundamental way to make sure that you have good oral hygiene is to brush your teeth at least twice a day. However, if you have teeth crossed over each other, then it is difficult to guarantee the removal of all food particles trapped between them. Food scraps left in the mouth give oral bacteria something to eat, and this food source leads to dental cavities. After your time wearing braces is over, your teeth are straight. Once straight, you can brush your teeth easier, and there is a much-reduced chance of food particles remaining left behind. This means fewer dental visits in the future to deal with cavities.
Are you aware of the connection between your oral hygiene and your heart health? The bacteria found in your mouth can travel through your body and affect other vital organs. The bacteria do this by entering the bloodstream through the gums. While rare, the condition is called endocarditis, and it affects your heart valves and the lining within the chambers of your heart. As mentioned above, clean teeth have fewer bacteria, and that reduces the chance of bacteria spreading to other parts of the body.
Nobody wants to be that person with smelly breath, but the bacteria left in the mouth to feed on your food remnants are the cause of the bad odour coming from your mouth. Once again, straight teeth mean easy cleaning and fewer bacteria in your oral cavity.
Finally, a person with straight, clean teeth and sweet-smelling breath is someone who can be confident when they open their mouth. You don't need to smile with your mouth closed in family photos anymore because your teeth are something to be proud of. If nothing else, self-confidence is the ultimate reason why you should consider going ahead with getting braces fitted.
Have a talk to your dentist and the orthodontist they recommend with any further questions you have about their braces recommendation.