Aligning your teeth will present you with a beautiful smile you can feel proud to show off to those around you. However, have you ever considered what choosing orthodontic treatment can mean for your oral health? There are many reasons to shift your teeth into proper alignment. If you’ve been thinking about choosing a system of braces to achieve a straighter smile but have hesitated because you think of it as a strictly cosmetic choice, think again. It’s time to learn about the wide array of benefits you can enjoy.

Problems With Brushing And Flossing

It’s important to think about your teeth and gums as objects that you need to maintain. The objective when you clean your teeth and gums with brushing and flossing is to brush and floss away plaque and food particles, which protects your smile against tooth decay, gingivitis, and the chance of developing periodontal disease. If your teeth are overcrowded or if you have gaps between your teeth, you may have trouble either cleaning all surfaces or keeping food from between your teeth. Align your smile with orthodontic treatment and daily hygiene becomes simple and effective.

Jaw Strain Concerns

Did you know that a leading cause of jaw strain, which causes problems like TMJ disorder, is a misaligned smile? You see, if your teeth line up poorly, you may not be able to close your mouth comfortably. Or, you will need to shift your jaw into a position that allows you to rest, chew, or speak successfully. Unfortunately, all of this shifting may result in stress. Align your smile and the orthodontic treatment you choose will help protect your jaw joints, too.

Your Smile Limits Your Confidence

Not happy with your smile’s appearance? Your self-esteem may never reach its full potential. Speak with us about orthodontic treatment if you’re not happy with the way your teeth look. By flashing a beautiful grin, you may feel more confident to succeed in a variety of ways, from the professional field to the romantic arena.


With offices throughout Riverside Country, including Corona, Temecula, and Moreno Valley, Riverside Dental Group is happy to provide advanced general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services to patients of all ages. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation, call our office today at (951) 689-5031.