The Surprising Health Benefits of Straighter Teeth

Perhaps when you think of the benefits of undergoing orthodontic treatment, improving the appearance of your smile is the first thing that comes to mind. Because healthy, beautiful smiles are our priority at Point Family Dentistry, our Minneapolis orthodontist in Bloomington Dr. Heather Carr expertly provides options in straight teeth solutions!

It may surprise you, however, that the benefits of utilizing braces or Invisalign to straighten your teeth go far beyond a better looking smile. In today’s blog post, we discuss the long-lasting health benefits of properly aligned teeth:

* Improved function of your teeth. When teeth are not aligned properly, the constant pressure created by chewing can cause discomfort, abnormal tooth wear, trauma to the jaw joints, even difficulties with speech. As a provider of both Invisalign and traditional braces for patients in Bloomington and Minneapolis, orthodontist Heather Carr can help patients of Point Family Dentistry improve the function of their teeth.
* Allowing better oral hygiene habits. Teeth that are crowded are more difficult to clean effectively. A smile that is aligned properly allows for optimum effectiveness of regular brushing and flossing, helping to keep your teeth free of decay!
* Improved periodontal (gum) health. Poorly aligned teeth can harbor bacteria and allow periodontal disease to advance, compromising oral health and the longevity of your smile!

A beautiful smile is a reward all its own. The health benefits of a gorgeous smile brought into optimum alignment by our Minneapolis orthodontist at Point Family Dentistry can last a lifetime!

For more answers to your questions about healthy, beautiful smiles, contact the expert team at Point Family Dentistry today!

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