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Why Braces?

There are actually many reasons that patients want or need braces. Orthodontics is basically the repositioning of your teeth with continual, light forces. Orthodontists attach specialized brackets onto your teeth, and slide a wire that fits your mouth’s shape to help move your teeth gently into place. Other helpful tools like retainers, rubber bands and headgear may also be used to improve your smile. Some of the most common reasons for getting braces include:

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Creating a Beautiful Smile

When teeth and jaws are properly aligned and straight, the result is significantly healthier gums and teeth. It becomes easier to bite, chew, swallow, and speak. Of course above all is a bright and beautiful smile – one that will give you a new-found sense of confidence and self assurance that will last a lifetime.

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Straightening Misaligned Teeth

Teeth that are crooked or badly spaced are far more likely to develop periodontal disease which can ultimately lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and even have an effect on the health of your heart. Well beyond the cosmetic advantages, straightening teeth with proper braces can mean significant improvement in your oral and overall health.

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Correcting Jaw Problems

Jaws that protrude or do not close properly are problematic for a number of reasons. Misaligned jaws (malocclusion) can be corrected with braces and also help put an end to abnormal wear on your teeth, chewing problems, speech impediments, jaw joint pain and headaches.