Orthodontics is more than just a beautiful smile! Aligning your teeth and jaws when you’re a child, or
aligning just your teeth when you’re an adult, has multiple key advantages for your overall oral health:
1) Aligned teeth make it easier to clean around your teeth; giving you an oral environment where
you are less prone for overall plaque accumulation. As a result, you develop less cavities and less
gum irritation and dental bone loss around the roots of your teeth (also known as gingivitis and
2) Provide an ideal bite; where functionally the teeth bite (occlude) evenly, therefore resulting in
more efficiency and less impact on each tooth (since they are all involved and working together
to chew a specific food item), resulting in less work for the both lower jaw hinges (the
Temporomandibular Joints – TMJ’s) and overall better health/ less stress for both of those
3) Besides a beautiful smile, having your jaws/ bite in harmony gives you a more overall positive
aesthetic facial appearance.
We, at Shrewsbury Orthodontics, wish everyone a great day!
Dr. Peter J. Magoulas & Staff