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If you have suffered from malocclusions and misalignments and are looking for an upgrade to your smile, you may be the perfect candidate for an orthodontic alignment with braces. Braces will not only set your teeth in their proper alignment, but they will improve the aesthetics of your smile and greatly enhance your self-image. Listed below are some frequently asked questions about orthodontic alignments:

Question: What are the benefits of braces?
– Braces can improve your self-esteem because a straight smile can be shown off with pride. Your eating and speaking skills can also improve with braces, and your teeth will be less likely to break or fracture from bruxism or other issues that may cause your teeth to grind against each other. Straight teeth also takes less pressure off of your jaw, thus reducing your chance for a temporomandibular joint disorder in your jaw.

Question: What are the benefits of straight teeth?
– With straight teeth, you can brush and floss much easier. In addition, your risk for tooth decay and gum disease is lowered because it is much harder for plaque buildup and food debris to hide in wedges between teeth. You are also less likely to suffer extreme enamel loss due to bruxism and teeth grinding at uneven angles.

Question: How long does it take for braces to work?
– Depending on your level of misalignment, braces can take at least a year to get your teeth to a desirable level.

No matter the orthodontic enhancement you desire, Dr. Skeet Burris, Travis Fiegle & Katie Pluckett and our team at Winning Orthodontic Smiles is here to give you the smile you want. If you would like to schedule an appointment to come see us at our orthodontic office in Beaufort , South Carolina, please contact us at (843) 525-6228 to speak with a member of our team. Our wonderful staff is here to help you get the smile you desire!