Benefits of Braces


High-Quality Orthodontic Treatment in Allen, TX

At the orthodontic office of Dr. Maryam Mojdehi-Barnes, our mission is to help you achieve a beautiful and healthy smile through high-quality orthodontic treatment. As a leading Allen, TX orthodontist, we have been providing world-class orthodontic treatment to patients of all ages for almost 20 years. We utilize only the most advanced, cutting-edge orthodontic technology at our office.  While we offer many exciting new treatments like Invisalign, our most popular treatment is still the most tried-and-true of them all: traditional metal braces.

Today, orthodontic treatment is simple, convenient and affordable for patients of all ages. And there are multiple reasons why people seek orthodontic treatment:

  • A Beautiful Smile and Improved Self-Confidence and Happiness
  • Proper Oral Function
  • Better Oral Health

How Braces Improve Your Smile & Self-Confidence

The most visible benefit of orthodontic treatment including braces and Invisalign is a more beautiful smile, leading to a boost in confidence, self-esteem, and happiness that radiates through your professional and personal life. It has been shown that a better appearance can help a person’s academic, professional, and personal success and that one of the most significant factors of appearance is a wide, bright smile. Having a beautiful smile can help patients look and feel better about themselves, which can have a significant impact on every aspect of their lives. Just imagine how much easier that upcoming work presentation, first date, or neighborhood block party would be if you truly felt confident in showing off your smile. 

It turns out that having a smile you're proud of gives you more of a reason to use it – leading to a virtuous cycle of confidence and happiness that you can enjoy for the rest of your life. Certain appliances, used in conjunction with braces, can modify the facial bone structure of a growing patient and improve the growth pattern of the jaws. This is why orthodontic treatment has gained such popularity over the last few decades among children and adults alike.

How Braces Improve Oral Function

Some bite issues make it hard to chew, bite, enunciate certain sounds, or just find a comfortable place for the jaws to rest in. These common orthodontic problems can lead bruxism (chronic grinding and clenching of the teeth), muscle fatigue and spasm, which have been linked to jaw joint (TMJ) dysfunction, headaches, and neck pain. By straightening the teeth and realigning the jaws through orthodontic treatment, these problems may be prevented or alleviated, restoring the proper function to your bite and smile.

How Braces Improve Oral Health

Orthodontics improves oral health in many ways. Straight teeth are healthier and easier to brush and floss, which helps reduce the risk of developing periodontal disease (gum disease). Teeth in proper alignment have less plaque build-up, leading to healthier gums and fewer cavities. Also, certain bite issues can lead to damage of the teeth (fracture or abnormal wear of the enamel) and/or gums. Improper tooth alignment may cause gum recession, contributing to periodontal disease. This helps your smile stay healthier and more beautiful throughout your lifetime.

Schedule a Consultation with Your Allen, TX Orthodontist

Beyond simply straightening the teeth, braces and Invisalign provide a wide range of benefits that range from functional to psychological. If you're interested in learning more about treatment with braces or Invisalign, or want to schedule a consultation at our Allen, TX office, we would love to speak with you. Contact us today with any questions or request a consultation online to get started on your new smile. We can't wait to hear from you, and we look forward to helping you experience the many benefits of orthodontic treatment firsthand!