Penn Dental Medicine is well regarded among patients in the Philadelphia area for our exceptional and affordable care. As a teaching clinic for the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, we are proud to provide a broad spectrum of patients with elite-grade dental care. Penn Dental Medicine is an affordable source of general dentistry care for many patients in Philadelphia and surrounding areas.

But did you know that Penn Dental Medicine’s range of service extends far beyond general dentistry? We are also proud to offer advanced Philadelphia orthodontics.

Five Advantages to Visiting a Philadelphia Orthodontist at Penn Dental Medicine

This is great news for our patients (and anyone looking for a reliable, effective Philadelphia orthodontist). After all, high-quality orthodontic care can be an essential component of overall oral health. Patients may think that orthodontics simply enhances the appearance of your smile, but straightened teeth is just one of the reasons to pursue orthodontic treatment. We’ve listed a few of these key benefits below.

  1. Easier Cleaning
    Crooked or misaligned teeth are much more difficult to clean. Overcrowded teeth may be hard to properly brush, while gapped teeth are more prone to collecting damaging food particles. Straight, aligned teeth are easier to clean and maintain, which can greatly improve overall oral health.
  2. Reduced Risk of Dental Decay
    The difficulty of cleaning crooked, misaligned teeth has a direct impact on the health of your teeth. Patients with that are unable to properly clean their teeth are more likely to develop dental decay and cavities.
  3. Reduced Risk of Periodontal Disease
    In addition to dental decay, patients with crooked or misaligned teeth are at increased risk of periodontal diseases, such as gingivitis and periodontitis. Undergoing orthodontic treatment greatly reduces the factors that can lead to serious oral conditions.
  4. Relieved Jaw Muscle Stress
    Did you know the stress of chewing with a misaligned bite can cause headaches, jaw pain, and even neck and back pain? That’s because the muscles of the jaw can become severely strained. Correcting the alignment of your bite and teeth can relieve the root cause of these symptoms.
  5. Improved Self Image
    The effect that having straighter teeth and a healthier-looking smile can have on your self image can improve your overall health. People with positive self images are more confident and can have improved mental, emotional, and physical health.

Do you want to comprehensively improve your oral health—as well as the appearance of your smile? Contact Penn Dental Medicine today to schedule an appointment with one of our Philadelphia orthodontists.