Nowadays, it seems like the predominant reason for getting braces is cosmetic. The adjusting of one’s incisors makes for a more attractive and confident individual. At least that is what we hoped for as a metal mouthed teen, because our parents kept plunking down money with a grimace, and we kept returning to the orthodontist for another round of tightening, twisting, and all around misery.
Straighten Up and Chew Right
Perhaps you, or one of your children, has needed braces for another reason all together. If your bite is uneven, it can cause major discomfort. When teeth don’t line up properly the chewing job doesn’t get done as effectively .
To better grip and munch that which nourishes us, we need strong jaw muscles and healthy gums. If we allow the Lord to rearrange that which is out of line, what we bite off can be easier to swallow. He knows our palate, and He’s equipped us with the tools to get the job done.
Open your mouth wide and see if I won’t fill it. You will receive every blessing you can use! Psalms 81:10b TLB