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4 Benefits of Braces

Millions of Americans wear braces, and it’s no wonder why. Braces have many benefits, and they play a role in helping many people achieve healthier, happier smiles. Here are just a few of the reasons to consider braces:

4 Benefits of Braces

Braces Improve Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence

One of the most important benefits of braces are their ability to create confidence and build self-esteem for adults and adolescents. Improved self-esteem can contribute to a more productive and positive personal life and work experience for adults, and developing a positive self-image is critical during impressionable adolescent and teen years. With clear aligners from Invisalign, you can work your way to a beautiful smile with confidence. Without brackets, bands, or metal braces, no one will be the wiser that you’re receiving orthodontic treatment with Invisalign.


Braces Protect Teeth and Gums from Bacterial Infections and Tooth Decay

Did you know that braces can save your life? Well, it’s possible. Often, misaligned teeth are at greater risk for exposure to bacterial infections, which can cause tooth decay (cavities), tooth loss, periodontal disease (gum disease), and even more serious issues if bacteria reach the bloodstream and the brain. Bacterial infections that begin in the mouth and travel through the bloodstream can cause seizures, strokes, and even death.

Braces Can Improve Speech

Misaligned or misshapen teeth can actually have an impact on speech. Because the movement of your tongue has just as much of an impact on your voice as your mouth, the shape and location of your teeth can also play a role in your ability to enunciate correctly. If your teeth are misaligned or misshapen, you can develop a lisp or an inability to pronounce certain sounds and words properly. With the help of braces, you can improve your speech.

Braces Prevent Dental Injury and Jaw Strain

When your teeth are misaligned and misshapen, you are more at risk for dental injuries sustained as a result of a misaligned bite or pressure on the jaw, which can also result in TMJ pain and TMJ disorders. With the help of braces, your orthodontist can help remove the strain and pressure placed on your teeth, jaws, and nearby joints that can result in pain and dental disorders.


TMJ disorders stem from problems related to the temporomandiublar joint. An inflammation of the TMJ can cause severe pain, including headaches, vertigo, and other serious symptoms. More serious problems associated with TMJ disorders include improper jaw function, which can lead to malnutrition, as well as severe pain throughout the head, face, ears, and other parts of the body where joints and muscles are connected to the TMJ. If left untreated, TMJ disorders can lead to lifelong pain and movement complications.


3 Reasons to Consider Getting Braces

Braces Create Beautiful Smiles

Ten years from now, you’ll wish you had started the process of transforming your smile today.

Braces are Affordable

Thanks to affordable payment plans and options, you can have a beautiful smile without breaking the bank. Schedule an appointment with your orthodontist to learn more about pricing options tailored to fit your customized treatment plan.


Traditional metal braces are generally the most affordable treatment option for those looking for a beautiful smile. Several dental insurance programs and plans partially cover both traditional braces and Invisalign treatment. The cost for traditional metal braces typically starts at around $1,500, but will vary depending on treatment length, treatment needs, and other factors.


Depending on your dental insurance provider and their coverage options, your treatment plan, and other factors, the overall cost may vary. Invisalign typically starts at around $2,500 for treatment options, with payments as low as $250 per month. Schedule a consultation with your orthodontist to learn more.

Braces are Painless

With clear aligners from Invisalign, you can have the smile you’ve always wanted in as little as 12 months without wires, brackets, or metal braces. With a customized treatment plan using Invisalign, your teeth will gradually move to a desired position with the help of 3D technology that creates custom aligners you’ll wear for approximately two weeks until the final alignment is prescribed. To learn more about your treatment options, visit your orthodontist. He or she can provide detailed information on a treatment plan, including treatment time, cost, and expected outcome and results. To schedule a complimentary consultation in the Memphis area, call Parris Ortho today, or schedule an appointment online.


Posted by Bill Parris at 11:17 AM
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