The Top 3 Surprising Reasons Why Straight Teeth Matter

Straight teeth improve your confidence and have health benefits

Are you considering straightening your smile with orthodontic treatment? You have good reason to invest in yourself! A recent study revealed that almost 80% of patients who completed orthodontic treatment felt that teeth straightening was one of the most life-changing decisions that they ever made.

For most teens and adults, the primary motivation to correct a crooked smile is improving appearance and boosting confidence. But did you know that there are also significant health benefits of straight teeth?

1. Straight teeth create healthy bites

According to the American Dental Association, the purpose of orthodontics is to create a healthy bite. Malocclusion (or bad bite) occurs when teeth are out of alignment, crowded, or crooked, making the jaws not meet properly. An abnormal bite can cause significant oral health problems, such as:

  • uneven wear to tooth enamel
  • tooth decay
  • impaired speech and chewing
  • chips or cracking of protruding teeth upon injury
  • jaw pain or related TMJ issues

Your dentist or orthodontist will assess your bite and may recommend orthodontic treatment to correct a malocclusion to save your smile from premature wear and prevent future dental issues.

2. Straight teeth are easier to clean

Proper dental hygiene (that means brushing AND flossing) is more difficult when teeth are crooked or crowded. If the bacteria that accumulates between your teeth and at your gum line is not removed daily, you may experience increased tooth decay and develop periodontal problems such as gum disease. Gum disease is a serious health ailment that can lead to:

  • red, swollen and bleeding gums
  • bad breath
  • receding gums
  • eventual tooth loss

A perfectly aligned smile together with a regular hygiene routine and biannual dental visits will keep your smile healthy for a long time!

Straight teeth will help you smile more and contribute to your mental and physical well being

3. A healthy smile contributes to overall health

How can a straight smile improve your whole body health? There are two key areas:

  • Mental Health. Smiling makes us happy! When you have a beautiful smile, you’ll find yourself grinning more than usual. Teeth straightening can give you the confidence to accomplish a personal goal or land your dream job. Especially during adolescence, straight teeth can improve the self-esteem of teens. Orthodontic treatment can even help adults look and feel younger. You’ll never be self-conscious about your teeth and hide your smile in social situations again!
  • Physical Health. The truth is that your oral health impacts your overall health. Neglecting your oral health can lead to bleeding gums caused by periodontal disease, which allows oral bacteria to enter your bloodstream. Oral infections and inflammation can lead to more serious health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, and other systemic diseases (find out more from the American Academy of Periodontology).

By taking care of your gums, teeth, and smile, you will be taking good care of your entire body.

How to achieve straight teeth at any age

You may be surprised to learn that the benefits of properly-aligned teeth extend beyond confidence and appearance. A correct bite position, clean teeth, and overall body health are top reasons why straight teeth are important.

Our trained and experienced dental team can help you identify your options for orthodontic care. Achieving a straight smile and maintaining the health of your teeth go hand in hand. Whether you’re a teen or adult, teeth straightening is worth your investment! Start your smile journey today!


The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

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8 Reasons to Choose Clear Aligners Over Metal Braces

8 reasons to love clear aligners

Have you been putting off getting your smile straightened because you’d rather not be seen with metal brackets and wires all over your teeth?

Traditional braces can take years to successfully straighten your smile – all the while you are dealing with eating restrictions, the endless struggle of brushing and flossing around all those wires, and the embarrassment of smiling with a mouth full of metal.

What if you could get your teeth straightened using nearly-invisible aligners that allow you to avoid the traditional braces set-backs? Would you take the opportunity?

What Makes Clear Aligners a Great Choice?

Read on to learn why you should take a good look at clear aligners as your teeth-straightening solution.

1. Nearly invisible

Traditional braces are very noticeable when you smile. All those wires and metal brackets are a stark contrast from your natural teeth. Clear aligners use see-through custom fitting dental trays that slip on over your teeth and gently realign your smile. Most people won’t even notice you have them on!

2. Removable

Getting married? Having a photoshoot? Eating corn-on-the-cob? Clear aligners use removable trays that just pop off whenever you need them to. Get that picture perfect smile whenever a photo-op comes around and enjoy your favorite foods.

3. Easy Dental Care

The removable trays also allow you to brush and floss your teeth normally. No more getting special brushes and flosser tools to get around all those tiny brackets and wires. Saves you time and a couple headaches.

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Source from above. Odds are you probably need to get your teeth straightened.

4. No Food Restrictions

Love corn-on-the-cob? Enjoy eating apples? Can’t resist movie theater popcorn (who has that much will power anyways)? Don’t worry, since there are no fragile brackets, you can eat anything you want! True freedom.

5. Metal-Free

Not only are metal braces unattractive, there is also a small percentage of people who have metal allergies and thus can’t use traditional braces. For those who suffer from metal sensitivities, plastic clear aligners are the perfect alternative.

6. Fewer Appointments

You’re busy and your time is valuable. With clear aligners, you’ll only have to come into the office every 4-6 weeks. Plus, anyone who has had traditional braces knows their visits are often full of being poked and pricked with wires. Not a problem with clear aligners .

7. Comfort

Those who use traditional braces can end up with scars on the insides of their cheeks from sharp wires catching the soft skin. Alternatively, smooth plastic aligner trays won’t scratch up the insides of your mouth.

8. Special Event Friendly

Don’t put off straight teeth because you have a big event coming up where you want your smile to be free of any orthodontic appliances. With clear aligners, you can always remove the trays for special events. Perhaps you’re getting married this year; weddings can be stressful, and with removable clear aligners you’ll have one less thing to worry about for your big day!

Still unsure?

There are also health benefits to having straight teeth. Those with crowded or overlapping teeth have a harder time keeping the areas between their teeth clean, which can then lead to periodontal and gum disease. Periodontal disease can lead to other more serious health conditions. When you decide to straighten your teeth you aren’t only choosing to improve your smile’s appearance but also your comprehensive health.

Choosing clear aligners will help you get a straight and healthy smile while keeping you happier and more comfortable throughout the process than traditional metal braces.

If you’re ready to take control of your smile, call your dentist and set up a consultation to learn more about the process.

The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

Re-posted with permission. Sourcehttps://www.roadsidedentalmarketing.com/blog/dental-articles/8-reasons-choose-clear-aligners

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