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Did you know that more and more adults are choosing to align their smiles? Well, it’s true! At our orthodontic practice Dieguez Smiles located in Birmingham, Alabama, we have helped many adults straighten their teeth with the help of braces. And it’s not just about having a nicer looking smile either, it’s about your overall oral health too. Crooked, crowded teeth and a misaligned bite can invite tooth decay and other dental issues. Let’s take a look!

Braces help you avoid the following oral health issues:

— Misaligned teeth and bite can invite erosion of the bone and gums.

— Crooked teeth can cause the tooth enamel to wear down irregularly, leaving you vulnerable to tooth decay.

— Crooked or crowded teeth can cause problems with your speech, and make you feel self-conscious.

— A misaligned bite can involve problems with biting and chewing food properly. This can cause digestive issues as your stomach copes with un-masticated food.

— A misaligned bite causes problems with the jaw and jaw joints, and you may experience jaw pain, headaches, or earaches.

— Crooked, crowded teeth are hard to clean, leaving you vulnerable to tooth decay and gum disease.

We offer our patients a variety of orthodontic treatments and work with you to determine the best option for your needs. If you need help realigning your smile, our experienced orthodontist, Dr. Bertha Dieguez, is more than happy to assist you. Please reach out to our team at 205-980-4744 to discover how to improve your smile and your oral health with braces!