5 Key Benefits Of Having Braces

Worrying about the look of your teeth is a common concern for most people, hence why they might seek braces. However, there are many other benefits of having braces – especially health-wise. Today, we are going to explore some of the advantages of having braces.

1) Improves self-confidence

First and foremost, many people seek braces to improve the physical appearance of their teeth. Braces predominantly fix crooked teeth and bad bites, which are issues that can cause embarrassment for some people. Orthodontics work to give you a healthy, good-looking smile!


2) Improves oral hygiene

Braces improve the spacing between teeth. This means that it becomes far easier to brush and floss your teeth, since less food and bacteria is trapped between your teeth. Because of this, you are better protected against gum disease, tooth decay, gingivitis and cavities.


3) Fixes bite issues

Depending on your situation, you may be faced with an underbite, overbite or openbite. To clarify:

  • Underbite: Your lower teeth protrude past your upper teeth when your mouth is closed.
  • Overbite: Your upper teeth overlap your lower teeth when your mouth is closed.
  • Openbite: Your rows of upper and lower teeth have a gap between them, even when your mouth is closed.

‘Bad bites’ can cause a variety of dental and health issues. It can overwork your jaw, wear down your teeth due to tooth grinding, and make it difficult to chew food (which then affects digestion).

Luckily, a benefit of having braces is that they work to align your teeth and fix your bite, helping to prevent these issues.


4) Improves speech impediments

Teeth that are misaligned can make it difficult to pronounce certain sounds, especially if the patient has an openbite. Braces fix the position of the teeth, improving these speech issues and boosting your confidence.


5) Improves breathing

Did you know that the position of both your jaws could affect your ability to breathe? If they are misaligned, this can make it harder to breathe from your nose. Orthodontics and specialty orthopedics can improve these problems and help to clear your airways.


It’s important for your health to consult an experienced dentist if you experience any of the issues listed above. Eden Rise Dental offer personalised dental treatments, including braces, in Berwick. Contact us on (03) 9702 6111 today to book an appointment with one of our friendly dentists today.