Many people pursue orthodontic treatment because of how it improves their appearance. However, that’s not the only perk. Having straight teeth benefit your oral health too. Today, we wanted to review those with you, giving you that much more motive to pursue orthodontic treatment:
- Straight Teeth Are Easier to Clean
If your teeth are overlapping or crowded, you’ll find it difficult to get between those spaces to floss and brush. As a result, tartar and plaque can accumulate, increasing your risk for gum disease and cavities. With straight teeth, it’s much easier to maintain a healthy smile.
- Aligning Your Bite Improves Chewing Capacity
Misaligned teeth can impact your bite function. You aren’t chewing properly, making it more difficult to break down food particles. On the other hand, aligned teeth will improve your chew capabilities as well as reduce the wear and tear on your teeth.
- Better Chewing Means Improved Digestion
By improving your chewing ability, you can more comfortably digest food. As a result, your overall health improves since your body is taking in nutrients better. This is a result of you breaking down food properly.
- Reduced Risk for Chipped or Cracked Teeth
When your teeth don’t meet together in an aligned way, you run the risk of cracking or chipping a tooth. By correcting your alignment, you reduce your chances of needing restorative dentistry as a result of a misaligned bite.
- Improved Confidence Can Improve Your Oral Hygiene Routine
Loving how your smile looks can inspire you to take better care of your teeth. You may feel encouraged to brush and floss more often and visit us for more dental checkups.
At Friendly Smiles Center, we have a wide range of orthodontic solutions for you. We offer traditional metal braces and Invisalign. Your dentist will work with you on which is ideal for your smile needs. We’ll also discuss the length of treatment time, costs, and any other questions you may have in mind.
We look forward to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams. By pursuing orthodontic treatment, you’ll benefit your oral health and overall appearance.