Health Benefits of Straightening teeth with Harmony
You may be surprised to know that the benefits of having properly aligned teeth extend far beyond a confident smile. According to the American Dental Association, straightening your teeth can actually significantly affect your overall dental health.(1)
Healthier Teeth and Gums
Swollen, red gums can often be the result of having teeth that are crowded or too widely spaced. Unfortunately, these are also signs of periodontal disease. When teeth are properly aligned, it helps the gums fit more securely around the teeth, allowing for the strongest and healthiest defense against potential periodontal problems. That’s where the Harmony system comes in. The self-ligating brackets give your orthodontist more control over your precise tooth movement and provide a more comfortable overall experience for you.
One of the biggest challenges of having braces is removing all the food that gets trapped in the brackets and wires. This can often lead to plaque buildup and eventually tooth decay. With Harmony, the small, smooth brackets are designed to help you adapt quickly to your orthodontic treatment. Plus, the low profile of each bracket makes brushing and flossing easier than with traditional braces.
Think of your teeth as a window to the health of your body. Your teeth and gums — and how they look to others when you smile—say a lot about your overall health. If you’re taking good care of both, you’re probably taking good care of the rest of you.
Tooth decay and gum disease are caused by bacteria. Left untreated, they can cause mouth sores, tender or bleeding gums, bad breath, and possible tooth loss. Studies by the American Dental Association have shown that oral infections can also lead to other more serious ailments such as heart disease, 2 stroke, 3 pneumonia 4 and diabetes 5. The Harmony System makes daily oral hygiene easier, thus reducing the risk of possible problems. And correctly aligned teeth can also alleviate the issues that can be caused by an improper bite, speech or chewing difficulties, jaw problems, and increased wear on the tooth enamel. That’s why orthodontic care with the HARMONY System is different. Not only will you see results with faster treatment times and shorter appointments, but the proprietary CAD/CAM technology ensures highly accurate treatment of all orthodontic cases, regardless of severity.