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The Role of Orthodontics in Facial Symmetry and Aesthetics


Posted on 4/15/2024 by Weo Admin
A close up of a smile with bracesA bright, healthy smile serves as the focal point defining our facial appearance and expression. While straighter teeth may provide the initial motivation behind pursuing orthodontic treatment with braces, the effects of realigning bite can enhance overall facial symmetry and aesthetic proportions.

Setting Ideal Occlusions


Occlusion refers to how the upper and lower teeth meet when you bite down. An uneven bite often stems from tooth or jaw misalignments, which orthodontics can correct. By positioning teeth and jaws into proper occlusion, braces establish harmony. With an ideal alignment of your bite and smile, facial symmetry improves not only up close but at a conversational distance as well. Straight teeth framing a beautifully balanced smile bring your best look forward.

Augmenting Facial Features and Balance


Misaligned bites or crooked teeth distract from facial symmetry and reduce visual balance. As orthodontic treatment shifts your smile into alignment and facial aesthetics may be augmented more comprehensively than expected. Widening narrow arches make more room for properly supported lips to exhibit better form. Correcting overbites helps define or support the chin area. Retruding protruding teeth offer higher lip support for a smoother profile and youthful appearance.

Supporting Healthy TMJ Function


The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) hinges on your lower jaw to the skull. Misaligned bites excessively stress the TMJ and may manifest in clicking, locking, or discomfort in jaw movements. Orthodontics promotes symmetry and helps decrease the risk of TMJ dysfunction. With ideal occlusion established, the joints articulate smoothly without strain. Freed of imbalance or obstruction, surrounding muscles relax as well. Treatment promoting proper TMJ mechanics, in turn, enhances facial contours and mobility.

Start Your Transformative Journey


While a beautiful new smile often serves as the initial motivation for orthodontic treatment, you may be pleasantly surprised at the total facial transformations possible through bite realignment. We invite you to schedule a consultation to begin mapping out custom treatment options tailored to your unique anatomical needs and aesthetic goals. A balanced, youthful appearance awaits!

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