Benefits Of Braces


At Drs. Najem & Lehky Orthodontics, we’re proud to provide excellent orthodontic care to children, teens and adults living across Akron, Warren and Western Cuyahoga County. Whether you’re interested in incognito braces or need an orthodontist to improve your child’s smile, you can count on us to provide every member of your family with the exceptional orthodontic treatment they need!

People of all ages undergo orthodontic treatment for a variety of reasons. There are several benefits associated with wearing braces including:

Improved Facial Appearance

It has been found through numerous studies that having an attractive smile carries with it numerous social benefits. And unfortunately, an unattractive smile can be a social handicap. In our society, appearance and especially facial appearance, is something others judge us by including student peers, teachers, co-workers and even strangers. Improving facial appearance is one of the main reasons people of all ages undergo orthodontic treatment.

Improved Oral Health

Orthodontic treatment can greatly improve oral health. For one thing, it’s much easier to clean teeth which are in proper alignment to ensure cavity-causing bacteria and plaque is removed from tooth surfaces and between the teeth. Some bite problems can lead to uneven wear and tear of the teeth, cause the gums to recede and can even put the teeth at risk for injury.

Improved Oral Function

Certain bite problems can make it difficult to bite, chew food and speak clearly. Some problems with the bite can also trigger bad oral habits like grinding or clenching of the teeth. These undesirable oral habits can lead to uneven wear of the teeth, muscle fatigue and spasm or problems with the jaw joint (TMJ dysfunction). Orthodontic treatment can establish a healthy bite wherein these problems can be prevented or alleviated.

Improved Self-Esteem & Confidence

People who have attractive smiles enjoy good self-esteem and radiate confidence. It is common for people with misaligned teeth to try to hide their smiles when around others due to feeling ashamed of how their teeth look. Wearing braces for a few months to bring the teeth into proper alignment can help anyone who was previously ashamed of their crooked teeth feel great about their appearance for a big boost of self-confidence.

Contact Your Akron Orthodontist

If you’d like to enjoy all the benefits that come with having an attractive and healthy smile, we welcome you to our practice! Drs. Wade Najem and Dr. Lisa Lehky proudly provide high quality, affordable orthodontic care to patients of all ages. Simply give us a call at (330) 864-3331 or schedule an appointment online. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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  • Fairlawn Orthodontic Office - 2820 West Market St, Suite 100, Fairlawn, OH 44333 Phone: (330) 864-3331
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