Aligning Your Smile as an Adult

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More and more adults are taking time out of their busy lives to align their smiles with braces. At Orthocare Systems Orthodontics in St. Louis, Missouri, our orthodontist, Dr. E. Glenn Glassman is pleased to be a part of that movement, as we help adults achieve the smiles they have always wanted.

In addition to having straighter teeth, braces can help improve your oral health overall. If you have crooked teeth, crowded teeth, an overbite or an underbite, you are inviting issues that can impact your health. Even incorrect jaw positioning and disorders of the joints in the jaw can be improved with orthodontics, impacting your health for the better. Braces can help you overcome the following in your misaligned smile:

— Problems with biting and chewing, causing stomach issues.

— Problems with speaking.

— Problems with the jaws and jaw pain.

— Facial pain, including earaches and headaches.

— Problems with tooth decay and gum disease because you can’t clean the mouth properly.

— Problems with tooth enamel as it wears down unevenly.

— Erosion in the bone and gums.

With modern advances in orthodontics, adults can straighten their teeth and enjoy the health benefits that come with it. Remember, keeping your teeth clean when they are straight will help you in your quest to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Please call our orthodontic team at 314-739-8888 if you would like to know more!