How Braces Improve Your Smile and Overall Oral Health

At Cook Orthodontics in Rancho Santa Margarita, we know for a fact that braces can improve your smile and overall oral health. How do we know? Thanks to our awesome patients, we have dozens of examples of beautiful, orthodontic results that showcase what a healthy smile truly looks like.

Read below to find out how braces will improve your smile and oral health.

Braces and a Beautiful Smile

Your Rancho Santa Margarita orthodontist, Dr. Cook, has seen countless smiles and mouths of children, teen, and adult patients. She understands that everyone’s individual teeth, jaws, and grins have unique shapes and may require different treatment plans, such as Invisalign, metal braces, clear braces, and more. If you’re wondering what braces can do for your smile, take a look at the following list of malocclusions orthodontic treatment can correct:

Problems to Watch for in Children Age 6 to 8

Dr. Cook wants her patients to know that no matter what treatment plan you choose. You can count on having tremendous improvements and being satisfied with your results.

Braces and a Healthy Mouth

The above malocclusions, or bad bites, are common, but correcting the issues with braces also contributes to a healthier mouth. Braces will help align your teeth properly and indirectly help prevent tooth decay and other health problems later in life.


Crooked and misaligned teeth are more difficult to brush and floss properly, which can result in significantly more cavities and need for dental work such as fillings and root canals.

Furthermore, without proper hygiene, your teeth and gums can develop gingivitis, which can require dentures later in life.

If you consider the cost of treating multiple cavities, root canals, and other dental treatment costs, braces or Invisalign are worth the investment!

Contact Your Rancho Santa Margarita Orthodontist Today!

If you have further questions about the topics discussed in this blog post or if you’re ready to reap the benefits of orthodontic treatment, contact the team at Cooks Orthodontics today. You can reach us by calling (949) 589-7820, emailing cook@smilesallday.com, or filling out our online form. We can’t wait to help you create the smile you desire and achieve good oral health!