By Wayne Cook, D.D.S.
September 25, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Braces are the standard treatment method for orthodontic issues, and while they are typically associated with getting straighter teeth, they are also an important oral health tool. Dr. Wayne Cook, a dentist in Marion, AR, offers braces and other dentistry services for children and adults.

How Braces Can Improve Your Smile and Oral Health in Marion, AR

Braces are typically recommended in childhood/early adolescence, when the jaw and facial bones are still developing, therefore making alignment and bite issues easier to treat. However, adults can still get orthodontic treatment as well. Braces are prescribed to correct common issues such as:

  • Crowding
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Malocclusion (when the upper and lower jaw don't align correctly)

Improve your oral health

Depending on the type of bite problem and severity, there are a number of potential oral health risks ranging from oral hygiene and nutrition, to joint damage. For example, teeth that are overcrowded or overlap one another are more difficult to clean, increasing the risk of tooth decay and even gum disease.

Better nutrition and diet

Eating can also be difficult when you have orthodontic issues, affecting not just what you can eat, but also how you eat and how well you digest your food after every meal.

Improve self-esteem and quality of life

The pressure to look good and fit in affects both children and adults, and a damaged or imperfect smile can be a major source of social and professional embarrassment and loss of confidence. Braces may come with short term inconveniences, but they deliver results that will last a lifetime. No matter your age or circumstances, it is never too late to invest in your oral health and a beautiful smile.

Find a Dentist in Marion, AR

For more information about the benefits of orthodontic treatment, contact our office today by calling 870-739-8799 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cook.


Marion, AR Family Dentist
Wayne Cook, D.D.S.
303 Bancario Rd.Suite 7
Marion, AR 72364
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