Benefits of having braces

Benefits of having braces

If you want to improve your smile through an Orthodontic treatment, having braces is inevitable. Opting in for braces is not always an easy decision and many people deter from it for various reasons. Usually people say NO to braces because of the cost but they often neglect the positive sides and benefits of braces.

Braces come with certain benefits and they are worth the cost and potential difficulties during the treatment process. Some people that had various oral health issues have gone better treatment with a nice smile. But what are some of the specific benefits of braces?

Braces can improve your speech

Our teeth, their placement and position greatly impacts our ability to speak and how well we speak. If you have improper spacing between your teeth or they are overcrowded, you can experience some difficulties, even if it’s just for certain words. Improper pronunciation of certain word can also affect your self-esteem. However, with braces, your teeth will be perfectly aligned and spaced which will eventually improve your speech.

Better self-esteem

We mentioned before that teeth misalignment can cause speech problems and affect your self-esteem. But not only that. Misaligned teeth don’t provide a nice and beautiful smile, which can also result in low self-esteem and people avoiding to smile. People (both adults and children) who are ashamed of their smile, tend to speak less, look down or even cover their mouth when smiling.


Both teenagers and adults that have misaligned teeth, don’t have enough confidence to grab an opportunity and prove themselves. In work, colleagues will first notice your physical look and appearance, rather than your caliber and experience.

Braces can minimize bad breath

Even with a perfect smile, there are gaps between your teeth where bits of food can get stuck, bacteria can form, causing bad breath. And when you have misaligned teeth, there are even more gaps where food can get stuck. Cleaning can also be a big problem because you can’t reach the entire surface of your tooth with the toothbrush and you can’t floss as good as you can with well aligned teeth.

Decrease in tooth decay

We mentioned that crowded teeth make it harder to brush, floss and in general, clean your teeth. The plaque builds up and can cause tooth decay. Proper alignment will provide better access to your teeth so you can clean them more thoroughly.

These are some of the benefits of having braces. If you or your child have misaligned or crowded teeth, make sure to schedule an appointment and discuss your options for braces.


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Dr. Nguyen
Dr. Nguyen

Dr. Nguyen is committed to providing high-quality dentistry using state-of-the-art equipment to help you achieve improved oral health and the beautiful smile you deserve.

Dr. Nguyen has served on the Virginia Board of Dentistry and has many achievements such as: Invisalign Premier and Teen Provider, Pre-Fellow with Academy of General Dentistry, Graduate of Aesthetic Continuum, Engel Institute for Dental Implant Training, WaveOne Endodontic Training, HD President’s Club.

Dr. Nguyen enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters, staying active in the gym, and trying out new restaurants.  When he isn’t at work, you can find him playing basketball, tennis, football, or hiking.

“I want to make you feel right at home, exceed your expectations, and provide an amazing experience!”