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Give Your Teen A Healthy Smile

STAFF | March 2023

Give Your Teen a Healthy Smile

Have you ever wondered if getting braces or Invisalign is only about achieving straight teeth? We get this question a lot and thought we would address why having straight teeth not only means having a nice smile but also provides many health benefits.

The benefits of braces and Invisalign are not merely aesthetic. It has been proven that crooked teeth are more difficult to brush and floss. Also, food tends to be easily lodged between misaligned teeth. Therefore, after undergoing this treatment your teeth will be straight and it will be much easier to maintain good oral hygiene.

Poor oral hygiene results in the buildup of bacteria and food debris on your teeth and gums. With time, this causes dental issues such as tooth decay and gum disease. By straightening your teeth and improving your oral hygiene, you will help prevent the onset of these diseases which are the leading cause of tooth loss.

Aside from straightening your teeth, braces and Invisalign can also fix other issues such as malocclusions. Malocclusion is the imperfect positioning of the teeth when the jaws are closed. This is an aspect that is sometimes disregarded but it has great benefits for your oral health. When left untreated, a malocclusion becomes worse over time and results in pronounced clenching and grinding of your teeth.

Protruding teeth are more prone to dental injuries. Braces and Invisalign can shift these teeth back into their ideal positions and lessen the severity of any injuries.

For these reasons and many others we feel that orthodontic treatment is about so much more than just straight teeth. Want to give your teen a healthy smile that may even help boost their self confidence? Bring them to EJL Dental and we will help create a healthy smile.



Come by and meet me, Dr.Timothy Johnson, and the entire staff to see what we mean. Click below or call us at (301) 881-6170 to schedule a complimentary consultation. We can’t wait to meet you and your teen!

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