Happy New Year from everyone here at Hutta & Hutta Orthodontics! This time of the year is all about new starts, resets, and resolutions. If you’re looking for something to add to your own New Year’s agenda, consider starting your orthodontic journey. There are so many benefits when it comes to smile transformations. Here are just a few of our favorites!
1. Make breathing and sleeping easier
Some people experience a disruption of their airway due to orthodontic issues. Essentially, this means that the positioning of your teeth, tongue, and jaw hinders your breathing. This can lead to mouth breathing, sleep apnea, or other nighttime breathing problems. Orthodontic treatment can prevent and aid these problems by opening your airway. Who wouldn’t want great sleep in 2023?
2. Correct chewing and speaking issues
Misalignment can cause problems with your breathing and sleeping, and in some cases, with eating and talking, too. This is especially prevalent for those who suffer from malocclusion (a bad bite)—when the upper and lower teeth do not line up correctly. Orthodontic treatment can treat or prevent these issues by expanding the dental arch and properly aligning your teeth and bite.
3. Boost your dental health
Did you know that poor dental health is linked to everything from heart disease to poor brain function? One of the long-term health benefits of braces is improving oral hygiene. Crooked teeth are more likely to trap food and promote plaque and bacteria buildup. Therefore, by straightening teeth, orthodontic treatment can make it easier to practice excellent oral hygiene, lowering your risk of cavities, gum disease, and whole-body health concerns stemming from oral bacteria.
4. Treating TMJ
Have you ever noticed jaw pain, popping, headaches, or bruxism? In some cases, orthodontic treatment can address temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) and bruxism (grinding/clenching). We can keep pain, discomfort, and other symptoms at bay by realigning your bite and ensuring proper tooth alignment.
5. Get your most confident smile in 2023
One of our favorite benefits of orthodontic treatment is confidence! A boost of self-confidence can help reshape your mindset and improve your overall self-image. There’s no better way to kickstart your healthy New Year’s resolution goals than doing something for your health and happiness.
Don’t wait to get started on your smile transformation! For more information or to book an appointment, call Hutta & Hutta Orthodontics at 614-423-8177.