Having a straighter looking smile isn’t just about making your teeth look good (but that does have something to do with it!) In reality, straighter teeth are healthier teeth, and healthier teeth impact your day to day lifestyle. Here are a few examples of how investing in orthodontic therapy can be a smart choice:
Straighter Teeth Are Less Likely to Develop Gum Disease
Crowded teeth typically have more tartar buildup and food packing due to the difficulty there is to clean below the gumlines. This creates infection which leads to gum detachment and bone loss, also known as periodontal disease. Eventually this causes the teeth to become loos and fall out.
Straighter Teeth Have Statistically Less Tooth Decay
Another factor influenced by how difficult it is to clean around your teeth is tooth decay. Crowded and crooked teeth typically have more cavities, due to bacterial plaque being left behind when you brush or floss.
Proper Bite Relationships Prevent TMJ Disorders and Wear to Teeth
If your teeth bite together improperly, it can cause excessive wear on your teeth, restorations and joints. This in turn leads to broken fillings, worn out crowns, chipped teeth and even TMJ disorder.
A Great Looking Smile Changes Your Personality
When you feel confident about the way your smile looks, you feel more comfortable in social settings with friends, co-workers, or making that first impression. You’ll be more likely to smile, which changes the way other people see who you are. It’s not just about looking in the mirror and being happy with what you see!
Schedule an orthodontic evaluation with your dentist to find out if you could benefit from teeth straightening!
Posted on behalf of:
Pure Dental Health
2285 Peachtree Rd #203
Atlanta, GA 30309
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