More Than Just Straight Teeth

Heather K. Burch Orthodontics


At Burch Orthodontics, we believe that no matter what the reason for seeking orthodontic treatment, everyone deserves a beautifully straight smile.

When your teeth are crooked, overlapped, or otherwise misaligned, you place an uneven amount of pressure when you bite down. That leads to pain, and it can cause your teeth to wear down, chip, and even break. Not only that, but poorly aligned teeth are also harder to clean properly which can lead to decay and gum disease.

The benefits of braces go well beyond pure aesthetics. Braces have many positive side-effects.

Better Breath - If you suffer from misaligned teeth you may also suffer from bad breath. When your teeth are crowded or crooked, adequately cleaning them becomes difficult. Having straight teeth makes it much easier to brush away the bacteria that causes bad breath.

Reduced Risk of Bone Erosion - Misaligned teeth can result in jawbone erosion or bone loss. Bones and tissues are less likely to erode and can continue to support the teeth if they are aligned properly. Braces align the teeth helping to prevent erosion of the gums and alleviating pressure from the jawbone.

Better Digestion - If your teeth are misaligned, it can be difficult to chew food into smaller bits. As a result, the stomach takes a bit longer to digest food. Braces can straighten your teeth for optimal alignment, helping you thoroughly chew your food. Once food can be chewed properly, it can be more easily and fully digested.

Self Esteem - When you can smile confidently, your self-esteem and your personality shine through. With braces, you can be sure that your smile will be the best representation of who you are.

Starting orthodontic treatment will lead to numerous benefits in the future. Dr. Heather K. Burch and her orthodontic team are happy to explain more if you have further questions regarding the benefits of braces. Contact our Tallahassee office to schedule your initial consultation today.


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