By Browning Smile Design
April 13, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Braces  

Braces from your dentist in Northwest Houston, TX, can make your smile healthier

Braces don’t just make your teeth straight. They also make your smile healthier, and a healthy mouth improves your overall health too. Dr. Brent Browning of Browning Smile Design in Northwest Houston, TX, offers a wide variety of general dentistry and orthodontic services, to improve your smile.

Did you know when your smile is healthy, it decreases your risk of acquiring serious diseases? According to the Mayo Clinic, when your mouth is healthy, it helps decrease your risk of:

  • Having a stroke
  • Becoming diabetic
  • Acquiring heart disease
  • Developing Alzheimer’s disease

So, now that you know how your body can benefit from a straight smile, let’s talk about how your oral health can benefit from braces:

When your teeth are straightened with orthodontic treatment it will:

  • Make your teeth easier to clean with brushing and flossing
  • Lower your risk of developing gum and periodontal disease because your straight teeth will stay cleaner
  • Lower your risk of tooth decay which can decrease your chances of needing fillings or crowns later on
  • Keep you from wearing down your teeth due to a bad bite, which can decrease your chances of needing expensive tooth restorations later on
  • Lower your chances of needing root canal therapy 
  • Help prevent damage to your jaw joint, known as your TMJ, which in turn helps prevent headaches, earaches, jaw, and facial pain associated with TMJ problems

Braces aren't just for teenagers. Adults can benefit from a straight smile too. You can choose from a variety of options for your braces, including:

  • Ceramic brackets and tooth-colored or clear wires
  • Lingual brackets and wires, which are cemented on to the back surfaces of your teeth
  • Metal brackets and metal wires

You can also choose clear plastic aligners, which are the most discreet orthodontic option

To find out more about how orthodontic treatment can improve the health of your smile, call Dr. Browning of Browning Smile Design in Northwest Houston, TX, at (281) 370-4300 now!


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