Pros and Cons of Orthodontic Treatments

Pros and Cons of Orthodontic Treatments

Posted by Dr. Kevlyn on Dec 22 2021, 07:20 AM

Orthodontic treatments are dental procedures that improve teeth alignment to maintain overall dental health. 

Orthodontic treatments can increase your self-esteem and provide you with a beautiful smile. However, they also have certain pros and cons.

Dr. Michael Kevlyn, DDS, along with our team at Belleview Family Dentistry in Greenwood Village, Colorado, offers a full range of general and cosmetic dental treatments to help you achieve a dazzling smile. 

This blog will provide you with a summary of the benefits and drawbacks of orthodontic procedures, allowing you to choose whether or not it is the right option for you.


  • Fix Breathing Issues 

Teeth that are misaligned might obstruct your airways and cause sinus difficulties. Orthodontic procedures can straighten your teeth and clean your passageways, allowing you to breathe more comfortably.

  • Boost Self-Esteem

Orthodontic treatments can enhance your oral health, improve your facial appearance, and raise your self-esteem. Patients frequently report feeling more self-assured even before the treatment is completed.

  • Enhance Oral Health 

Teeth that are straight and well-aligned are easier to clean and maintain. Orthodontic treatments can help prevent dental decay, gum disease, and even tooth loss.

  • Improve Bite and Overall Health

People who have misaligned teeth or a poor bite may have difficulties eating, require a restricted diet, or have poor digestion. Correcting misalignments allows them to eat a larger range of foods and digest them properly, resulting in greater overall health.

  • Fix Jaw Issues

When your teeth are not where they should be, this can strain your jaw, causing stress in your neck and shoulders. That stress can be relieved by having your teeth fixed.


  • Maintenance

It is critical to understand that you will need to spend more time cleaning and flossing your teeth during an orthodontic treatment. Braces can trap food, and, if that food is not removed, plaque and germs can accumulate and cause dental issues.

In addition, removable appliances like retainers or Invisalign used in some orthodontic procedures need to be cleaned regularly to prevent bacteria accumulation.

  • Sensitivity

Some people may experience discomfort or tooth sensitivity when undergoing orthodontic treatments. 

If you want to get your teeth checked for misalignment, get in touch with our team at Belleview Family Dentistry at (303) 290-0962 or visit our dental office located at 8200 E Belleview Ave # 425 East Tower, Greenwood Village, CO 80111.

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