Is it Time for Braces?

Is it time for braces? Maybe your kids just had their dental check-up and the doctor recommended braces for them. Having a straight beautiful smile is an obvious reason for braces. However, what are some other reasons to consider getting braces? Find out with North County Dental Specialties.


The goal with cosmetic dental treatment is to make the teeth and smile as aesthetically pleasing as possible. As mentioned above, this is a great benefit of orthodontics. What else can braces do?

Improve Dental Health

This one may surprise you at first. You may wonder how a metal straightening system can benefit your oral health. When teeth are straight and where they are supposed to be, cleaning is easier. The toothbrush and floss are better able to extract bacteria and plaque. This prevents such issues as decay and periodontal disease.

Correct a Misaligned Bite

What happens when something in your body is not where it should be? For example, if someone dislocates their shoulder, more problems are caused the longer they go without aligning it. In the same way when undue stress is put upon your jaw with an overbite or under bite, you may experience jaw pain. Bruxism which is when you grind or clench your teeth can be a result of this. Additionally, biting your cheeks and lips can be another common issue caused. Your jaw benefits when teeth are in alignment!

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Contact North County Dental Specialists today to schedule your consultation! 760 233 5887