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The Health Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

Find out how orthodontic treatment promotes healthier smiles. 

From traditional braces to Invisalign, our Midtown Manhattan NY cosmetic dentist Dr. Kara Mason offers a wide range of orthodontic treatments to cater to your needs. After all, we understand that a straighter smile is also a healthier smile. Here’s how getting braces at Gentle Dental NYC now could promote better oral health for the future.


Easier to Keep Clean 

Teeth that are crowded or overlapping can certainly be a bit more challenging to clean. After all, you may not be able to get the floss between those super tight spaces, and your toothbrush may miss certain areas where food particles can get trapped and plaque can build up. The good news is that braces can fix your bite issues and properly align your smile, making it much easier to brush and floss all areas of your teeth and gums. A straight smile + good oral hygiene = a healthy, cavity-free smile. That is one of the many guarantees on Midtown Invisalign and other orthodontic treatments.


Reduce Your Risk for Dental Injuries 

When your jaws are misaligned, as is the case with overbites or underbites, this means that certain teeth are often taking on more of the chewing and biting forces of your jaws. Over time, all this excessive pressure on your teeth can weaken them, leaving them prone to cracking or fracturing. By correcting your smile with traditional braces, lingual braces, or Invisalign, our Midtown Manhattan NY dentist can help patients of all ages preserve their beautiful teeth and prevent them from injury.


Less Wear and Tear on Teeth 

Malocclusions, or “bad bites”, don’t just put unnecessary pressure on your teeth. They can also lead to other problems such as teeth grinding and jaw clenching. Teeth grinding can wear away at your teeth and lead to tooth sensitivity and other problems. You may also develop TMJ disorder, which can cause facial pain and frequent headaches. Luckily, by correcting these misalignments through orthodontic treatment, we can often alleviate these unpleasant symptoms or prevent them from happening in the first place.


Better Digestion 

Most people don’t realize that their digestive issues could be because they aren’t properly chewing their food before swallowing; however, those with crooked or protruding teeth may have more challenges when it comes to chewing. As a result, they may swallow larger bits of food that are a bit tougher on your stomach to digest. So, you may just find that your straighter smile also rewards you with a happier digestive tract.


We believe that getting dental care should be a stress-free experience. No matter whether you’re interested in scheduling a routine dental cleaning or you want to find out if Midtown Invisalign is right for you, turn to Gentle Dental NYC in Midtown Manhattan NY for dependable, gentle care in a relaxed and peaceful setting. Call us today at (212) 355-2195 to schedule your next appointment or consultation with Dr. Kara Mason.

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