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Most people appreciate how braces are good for one’s appearance once the smile has been straightened, but did you know that braces are good for your smile as well? At the orthodontic practice of Maynard V Davenport Orthodontics located in Lakeside, Arizona, we are excited to share with you today how a straightened smile is good for you. We can start by understanding how a crooked, crowded, or misaligned smile impacts you.

— Crooked or crowded teeth can make it difficult to speak clearly, leaving you self-conscious in the process. To restore your self-confidence, braces can give you the straightened smile you deserve.

— When a bite is misaligned you can have trouble biting and chewing properly. This ultimately results in disturbances with your digestive system as your stomach has to work with this un-masticated food.

— Unfortunately, when your bite isn’t lining up correctly, your jaw and jaw joints can be impacted, leaving you with jaw pain, headaches, or earaches.

— Cleaning teeth that are crowded or crooked may be challenging, and your smile ends up paying the price with an increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

— When misaligned teeth and bite aren’t treated, over time, the result is erosion of the bone and gums.

— When the teeth are crooked, the tooth enamel tends to wear down irregularly, inviting tooth decay.

As you can see, your smile’s aesthetics isn’t the only beneficiary of having your teeth straightened with braces. Your oral health is directly impacted by how well (or not) your teeth are aligned.

If you need help realigning your smile, our experienced orthodontist, Dr. Maynard Davenport, is more than happy to assist you. Please reach out to our team at 928-367-2939 to discover how to improve your smile and your oral health with braces!