The Benefits of Braces
By Wermerson Orthodontics
January 17, 2019
Category: Orthodontics
Tags: Braces   Orthodontics  

Braces actually do a whole lot more than just straighten smiles.

Are you considering whether or not braces could improve you or your child’s smile in Sioux Falls, SD? If so, our orthodontist Dr. Chris bracesWermerson can provide you with the treatment you need to fix a variety of issues, from crooked teeth to crowding. Of course, braces offer a whole host of amazing benefits, some of which you might not even realize. Here are some of the benefits you’ll enjoy when you get braces:

Prevent Gum Disease

If teeth are crowding one another it can be challenging to properly brush and floss between and around teeth and the gum line. As a result, those with misaligned smiles are also at an increased risk for periodontal disease. Gum disease can cause some serious issues for your oral health if it’s not caught early on. Braces will shift teeth into the proper position, making it easier to brush and floss between teeth to prevent gum disease.

Reduce Your Risk for Decay

Again, if you are having trouble properly cleaning your teeth because of crooked or twisted teeth, or crowding then it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that bacteria will buildup on teeth and destroy tooth enamel. Once the enamel is worn away this can lead to a cavity. By straightening your smile you’ll make it easier to brush and floss all surfaces of your teeth to prevent decay.

Prevent Dental Damage

If you are dealing with a crooked teeth, an overbite, underbite, or other malocclusion (“bad bite”) then the pressure placed on your teeth when you bite down or chew isn’t equally distributed. This means that some teeth are taking on more pressure and force from the jaws then they should. Over time, this can lead to extreme enamel erosion, weak or worn teeth, or even cracks and fractures.

If you are interested in sitting down with our orthodontist in Sioux Falls, SD Dr. Chris Wermerson, to find out if braces could benefit your smile or the smile of your child or teen, then call Wermerson Orthodontics today to schedule a consultation with us.

Dr. Chris Wermerson, DMD, MS
Wermerson Orthodontics

5200 S. Cliff Ave, Ste. 102

Sioux Falls, SD 57108




Wermerson Orthodontics is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics


Dr. Wermerson is a Board Certified Orthodontist and member of the AAO, which has 17,000 members in the United States, Canada and abroad. Orthodontists are uniquely qualified specialists who correct improperly aligned teeth and jaws (bad bites).  They receive an additional two to three years of specialized education beyond dental school to learn the proper way to align and straighten teeth.  Only those with this formal education may call themselves “orthodontists,” and only orthodontists are eligible for membership in the AAO.  Visit the AAO online at


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