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The straight facts about braces and your health

Braces use a combination of pressure and time to make corrections and movements to straighten teeth, creating a perfect bite or a better smile.

Dental braces have evolved so much that you may not recognise them, in fact, many of today’s treatments available ensures that you can barely see them at all.  Today’s dental braces are designed to improve your comfort without sacrificing your style.

But straight teeth don’t just look better; they can help keep you healthier as well. Here’s a few ways how dental braces can lead to a healthier you

  •          When teeth are properly aligned, they’re easier to clean, meaning you’re less likely to need fillings or treatment for gum disease.
  •          If you’ve been experiencing headaches and neck pain, braces can help correct misaligned jaw joints, which could be the source of the problem.
  •          Braces can help prevent excessive wear of your teeth and help you chew better.
  •          A recent study has also found a link between a malocclusion (poor bite) and general health problems such as sinus trouble, breathing difficulties, back neck and jaw pain.
  •          Dental braces are designed to help correct certain types of abnormal bites (malocclusions) such as an overbite, crowded teeth and gapped teeth which in turn can improve your overall health. The type of braces you’ll need depends on the type and severity of your malocclusion.

The first step is for our Specialist Orthodontist to assess your teeth and recommend the ideal treatment. To book for an initial consultation, please contact Norwest Orthodontics on 02 9672 6113 for our friendly staff to book a time suitable for you.

The straight facts about braces and your health

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