Quick two-second survey. Would you say Yay or Nay to your smile? If you say nay, it may be time to straighten things out with orthodontics. The simple fact is, if you have crooked or crowded teeth, chances are you are not in love with your smile. Curious why straight teeth matter? Read on to see!
Straight Teeth Help Align Your Bite
According to the American Dental Association, the purpose of orthodontics isn’t to have a movie star smile. It’s to create a well-aligned, healthy bite. Orthodontics is an investment in confidence that pays in numerous ways. Crooked or crowded teeth can cause malocclusion (bad bite). Bad bite makes your jaws meet improperly and can cause significant oral health issues.
Straight teeth matter because they help you avoid malocclusion problems such as:
- Uneven wearing of teeth
- Tooth decay
- Difficulty speaking clearly
- Impaired chewing
- Jaw pain and TMJ issues
To help our patients have proper alignment, Dr. Sheth will assess your bite looking for signs of malocclusion. A proactive approach to improving alignment can prevent future problems and protect you from premature wear of your teeth.
Straight Teeth are Easier to Maintain
Brushing and flossing are two critical factors of dental health. When your teeth are crowded or crooked, it can become awkward or uncomfortable to clean around them. Making a health-focused choice to straighten your smile can make proper dental hygiene a breeze! No longer will bacteria have a safe place to hide among your teeth.
Regular, thorough brushing and flossing can help you avoid serious problems such as:
- Periodontal issues like gum disease
- Bad breath
- Receding Gums
- Tooth loss
- Red, swollen and bleeding gums
Preventative care is key to healthy smiles, and straight teeth make daily cleaning easier! Combined with routine professional cleaning and exams. You and your beautified and straightened grin can enjoy stronger, fresher smiles for longer.
Deeper Reasons to Smile
Every day is full of reasons to smile but when you choose to align crooked and crowded teeth with Invisalign, your reasons for joy increase. How?
Increased confidence: Feeling better about how you look on the outside affects how you feel on the inside. Straight teeth can give you the confidence you need to embark on new adventures, achieve a personal goal or nail your next interview. It feels obvious to think of how straightening teeth can help teens and younger ones, but the confidence boost of a well-aligned smile knows no age.
Improved overall health: Above we discussed the benefits of straightening your teeth on your oral health. The health benefits can extend beyond your mouth. You can feel better from the inside out with the help of Invisalign. Studies have shown that good oral health and overall health are connected. Caring for your teeth can help you avoid major health problems like heart disease and diabetes.