What’s the Point of Braces?

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Does it feel like the only reason to get braces is to get straight teeth? And that feels like you’re playing into some kind of societal norm, right? Well, kidding about societal norms aside, it’s easy to understand why some people question the necessity of braces.

The truth is that almost everyone will need them. But why, you ask? Well, let’s take a look at the answers Dr. Kirby Nelson at Kirby Nelson Orthodontics in North Bend, Washington has to offer on the subject.

Oral health
Your oral health is impacted hugely by whether or not your teeth are straight. If that statement sounds confusing, don’t worry. A lot of people don’t understand it right off the bat.

But when your teeth are straight, that means there are fewer nooks and crannies for germs to build up along your teeth. You’ll also have less plaque buildup with straight teeth. This keeps your teeth in much better shape than if you had a mouth full of crooked chompers.

Easier to clean
Straight teeth are a lot easier to clean than crooked teeth. You’ll have a much easier time keeping cavities at bay, in addition to flossing. You can say goodbye to the risk of gum disease as well.

Your teeth play a huge role in your daily life, and the more you work to help keep them in great shape, the better off you’ll be. For more information, call us today at 425-888-1896.