What do you think about when you hear the word – “orthodontics”?

If your mind’s eye envisions braces, brackets, wires, and dentists, you’re not wrong at all. In fact, if you look up ‘Orthodontics’ in the dictionary, you’ll find a definition that runs along the lines of, “the treatment of irregularities in the teeth”.

But at Heroes Dental, our definition is slightly different. For us, Orthodontics is the art of beautifying teeth, and that’s exactly what our Heroes Dental Orthodontic experts do.

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that corrects improperly positioned teeth and jaws, leading to a more pleasing smile. And our experts are ecstatic to let you know all about the benefits of orthodontic treatment.

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Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

Braces, whether traditional metal ones, clear-styled, or Invisalign – which are all offered at Heroes Dental – provide a tremendous number of benefits that are guaranteed to keep you smiling for a lifetime. These advantages include:


It’s very common for patients with misaligned teeth to have a lisp, which can make it difficult to pronounce certain words at times, and thus affect confidence. Crooked teeth and overbites can even cause speech impediments that lead to issues with school and work.

Many speech pathologists highly recommend braces to correct lisps caused by improperly positioned teeth.


Having too many crooked teeth actually turns them into what we call “crowded teeth” and they compromise our chewing and digestive system. Orthodontic treatment can resolve issues associated with this problem, but it’s important to understand that during treatment, you must watch what you eat as certain foods can damage braces.


When misaligned teeth overlap, they don’t perform their vital functions properly and make it easier for food particles and bacteria to get trapped in between. Once your orthodontic treatment is over, and your teeth are straight and beautiful, brushing and flossing become much easier.


Periodontitis is a disease caused by bacteria in dental plaque causing infections in the gums. How does one develop oral plaque? It’s quite simple.

Poor oral hygiene creates oral plaque and bacteria which in turn cause periodontitis and gingivitis. When you improve your gum health, you lower the risk of gum disease, tooth loss, and tooth decay as well. It’s very important to understand the seriousness of gum health, being that tooth decay and gum disease are highly linked to heart disease and high blood pressure.


Misaligned and crowded teeth wear unevenly, putting pressure on the jaw and resulting in continuous chronic headaches. Don’t wait until the headaches become unbearable. Heroes Dental recommends you to take action immediately.


Misaligned and crowded teeth don’t have the exceptional support of each other, so they are a lot more prone to breaking on a forceful impact. At Heroes Dental we always recommend using a mouthguard during sports to protect your smile from an unexpected dental injury. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to find a mouthguard that fits properly because of crowded teeth.


Confidence is the biggest benefit of them all. When you only have one chance at a first impression, why not make it a great one? It’s very common to be self-conscious about crooked teeth, gaps, and overbites, but it can all be corrected with the help of our experienced and expert Heroes Dental Orthodontic team.

At Heroes Dental, smiling is our favorite things to do, and we want it to be yours too! If you’ve been recommended to receive orthodontic treatment, don’t wait too long. Contact Heroes Dental today at any of our locations throughout South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley to schedule your first appointment to begin orthodontic treatment.

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