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Oftentimes, misalignments occur through no fault of our own, and in many cases, grow in that way due to a variety of factors. Fortunately, orthodontic treatments exist to slowly move the teeth into their natural alignment. With braces, your teeth can be slowly manipulated and moved into a more natural alignment for a better smile that looks, feels, and functions better.

One of the most important benefits that braces can provide is that of oral hygiene. Studies have proven that straighter teeth are at a much lower risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and even oral accidents and injuries such as fractures and splitting. The reason is because straight teeth are easier to clean and stronger when positioned properly. Plaque buildup is more difficult to reach when your teeth are crooked, but straight teeth allows brushing and flossing tools to more adequately reach the problematic areas.

If your teeth are out of alignment, it could be putting unnecessary stress on your joints within your jaw. Over time, temporomandibular joint disorders could occur, making all functions of your mouth and face much more difficult. Misalignments could also increase the damage caused by disorders such as bruxism. Braces can alleviate any stress on your teeth and jaw by setting your teeth back into a more natural setting.

If you suffer from a misalignment issue or have crooked teeth, contact Fourth Dimension Orthodontics & Craniofacial Orthopedics to see if an orthodontic treatment such as braces is right for you. Our Dallas office can be reached at 972-947-2000 and our Allen office can be reached at 972-972-2200. To schedule an oral examination with Dr. Deji Fashemo and our team at our orthodontic offices in Dallas and Allen, Texas, please contact us at your earliest convenience. It’s never too late to start taking steps to a healthier you.