Orthodontic Treatment and Your Health

Press Release (ePRNews.com) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia - May 30, 2016 - Did you know that wearing braces might just improve your health? Orthodontic treatment can give you a beautiful smile and improve your oral health, which can then improve the health of your whole body.

Teeth that are misaligned, crooked and overlapping can be difficult to properly clean. And when you can’t properly clean your mouth, a host of problems can occur.

Dental decay can set in, which can lead to cavities and even tooth loss. When you have mouth pain or missing teeth, it can be difficult to eat, and a poor diet can wreak havoc on your body.

When your teeth aren’t as clean as they should be, plaque can build up, leading to gum disease. And if not treated, gum disease can worsen, causing a host of problems in your mouth, and your body.

Gum disease is linked to serious conditions, such as diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. Researchers continue to find more links between mouth health and whole body health. Here are just a few recent findings:

•Excessive oral inflammation caused by gum disease has been linked to a higher incidence of clogged arteries.

•Loose teeth are believed to be an early indication of osteoporosis.

•Women with gum disease have a higher instance of preterm birth and low-birth weight babies.

Researchers continue to study these links, and the findings continue to show that a healthy mouth can mean a healthy body.

Your toothbrush can only effectively clean what it can reach. If your mouth is overcrowded or misaligned, there are many places you may be missing, even if your brush and floss diligently.

Orthodontic treatment can improve the health of your mouth by providing a straight, properly functioning smile. Whether you opt for traditional metal braces, clear braces, or Invisalign, it’s not too late to gain back your oral health and improve the health of your body.

And today, there are more options than ever before to perfect your smile. Traditional metal braces are sleeker and more efficient than ever before. Invisalign offers a way to straighten your teeth in a way that is comfortable, removable and virtually invisible. And there are even lingual braces(http://www.vancouverorthodontics.com/site/orthodontics-br…) that fit along the tongue side of the teeth, making your orthodontic treatment invisible to anyone you meet.

If you want to learn more about how orthodontic treatment can improve your health, schedule an orthodontic consultation(http://www.vancouverorthodontics.com/site/orthdontics-con…) today.

Source : Dr. Aly Kanani

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