October is Orthodontic Health Awareness Month

October is Orthodontic Health Awareness Month
Posted on 10/15/2020

At Eastern Virginia Orthodontics, we are proud to announce that October is orthodontic health awareness month. Fortunately, it’s no secret that our orthodontists and staff are passionate about health and orthodontic awareness. We enjoy giving our patients the beautiful smiles they’ve always dreamed of. This month, we want to raise awareness about orthodontics and how it can impact your overall health. 

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5 Things Orthodontic Health Can Do For You!

1. Speech: Crooked teeth and a misaligned bite can cause many speech impediments. With orthodontics, you will speak more clearly and enunciate your words. A certain degree of confidence can also come with the ability to speak clearly.

2. Fewer Headaches: With braces, you can reduce the uneven wear caused by crooked teeth and a poorly aligned bite. This will reduce the pressure on your jaw and therefore cause fewer headaches as well.

3. Improved Health: Decay can be hidden by crooked teeth, making it more difficult to see the issue early on. These issues may increase your risk of heart disease and high blood sugar. Straightening your teeth with braces will allow for better oral hygiene and improved general health for the entire body. 

4. Easier Chewing: Crooked teeth can make it difficult to chew foods and break them down properly. This can then lead to digestive problems in some cases. Orthodontic treatment will allow you to chew and bite correctly while consuming all the foods you please!

5. Fewer Gum & Tissue Issues: Crooked teeth can crowd your mouth, pushing into your gums and mouth tissues. This can be painful, resulting in cuts, sores, and sometimes infections. By straightening your teeth, they will align correctly in your mouth, and you will avoid this discomfort.

Schedule Your October Orthodontic Appointment Today!

Start your orthodontic journey this October with Eastern Virginia Orthodontics. To schedule your first appointment, contact our offices. We look forward to introducing you to the world of orthodontic health!