Your Orthodontic Treatment Helps Prevent Health Issues Down The Road

Published by Dr. Charles Gemmi

A Board Certified Orthodontist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, Dr. Charles Gemmi has been a practicing orthodontist with Orthodontics Limited since 2000 and is a member of the teaching staff at Einstein Medical Center. Orthodontics Limited is a Diamond+ Provider of Invisalign in Philadelphia and Hatboro, PA.

NOTHING COMPARES TO YOUR BEAUTIFUL straight teeth! We know you’re excited to complete your treatment and unveil your new smile. We are too! But did you know that orthodontic treatment isn’t just about looks? Straight teeth can also contribute to your oral and overall health.

Malocclusion Causes Extra Wear On Your Teeth And Jaw

Malocclusion refers to the alignment of your jaw and your bite. When your bite is misaligned, it can lead to unnecessary and uneven wear on your teeth. And that can lead to chipped and fractured teeth.

Malocclusion can also cause problems with your jaw—called a temporomandibular disorder, or TMD. TMD usually shows up in the form of chronic headaches, difficulty opening your jaw, and ringing in your ears.

Fortunately, your orthodontic plan is designed to align your bite and ensure that you won’t have problems with malocclusion down the road.

Crowded Teeth Pose A Danger For Teeth And Gums

Another issue that many people deal with before orthodontic treatment is crowded teeth. Crowded teeth pose a danger for both your teeth and your gums. Why? Because they’re harder to clean and more likely to hide away bacteria. This bacteria inflames your gums and causes cavities.

Orthodontic Treatment Is An Investment That Pays Off

Next time you catch a glimpse of your braces in the mirror, think about the great investment you’re making! Orthodontic treatment can save you big down the road, and it can even help your overall health throughout your life.

And, of course, it will give you a gorgeous smile!

If You’re Not Already One Of Our Valued Patients…

If you’re not already our patient, or if you know someone who is looking for an orthodontist in the area, contact us. We’re happy to discuss your options with you and find a plan that will work for your health AND your lifestyle.

And to our valued patients—thank you! Thanks for the trust you show in our practice. We’re honored to work with you to help you achieve your ideal smile! And anytime you have suggestions for how we can serve you better, be sure to visit our Facebook page and send us a direct message.

We look forward to seeing you during your next appointment!

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