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There are several good reasons for wearing braces. They promote good health for your teeth and gums and also provide a pleasing appearance. Straight teeth are easier to brush and floss than crooked teeth. Failure to clean your teeth properly can lead to bad breath, tooth decay, gum disease and heart disease. Crooked teeth can create problems in chewing, resulting in damage to teeth. Bad habits, such as the ones listed below, can result in the need for orthodontic treatment:
- Thumb-sucking in years beyond infancy can cause protruding front teeth and even a receding jaw.
- Pressing your tongue against your front teeth when swallowing can push your front teeth forward.
- Open-mouth breathing is another bad habit that can lead to the need for braces. It can cause facial deformity and make talking and biting very difficult.
The overcrowding of teeth should be corrected with braces. If your mouth or jaw is too small to allow enough room for permanent teeth, these teeth will overlap. This is unattractive and makes teeth difficult to brush and floss.Braces will increase your self-esteem. Straight healthy teeth help you feel better about yourself. Studies prove that self-confident people tend to be more successful people.