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Braces are well known for creating an improved appearance as they straighten your teeth, but they also help you have a healthier smile in the process. At the orthodontic practice of Shelley A Tretter DMD MS INC located in Cincinnati, Ohio, we are pleased to help our patients achieve both outcomes. You see, when teeth are not aligning correctly, it can create issues with your bite and jaw along with poor oral health. Let’s take a look!

#1 Crooked, crowded teeth often cause difficulty with speaking and making you feel self-conscious. When your teeth are correctly aligned, you can speak clearly, and with ease, restoring your self-confidence.

#2 Misaligned teeth can make it challenging to bite and chew properly. This creates problems with your digestive system when the food arrives in your stomach without being sufficiently masticated.

#3 With misalignment, your jaw and jaw joints can be negatively impacted, leaving you with jaw pain, headaches, or earaches. Aligning your bite can bring you relief.

#4 Cleaning crooked teeth is harder than when the teeth are aligning properly. It is harder to clean between crowded teeth, leaving your susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease.

#5 Misaligned teeth create bone and gum erosion with time.

#6 Tooth enamel is impacted by crooked teeth, as the teeth wear down irregularly, contributing to decay.

If your smile has alignment issues, we can help! Our skilled orthodontist, Dr. Shelley Tretter, is happy to show you how we can straighten your smile and improve your oral health. To find out more, please call us at 513-697-9999 today.