Did you know that having perfect, straight teeth is more than just about having a great smile? There are so many other benefits of having straight teeth!
While beautiful smiles are a great part of it, it’s good for you to have straight teeth!
Ready to learn how to straighten your teeth and the benefits of having them? Let’s get started!
How to Straighten Your Teeth
There are many different ways to straighten your teeth, but the most common ways are through braces or Invisalign.
So what are the differences?
Braces are the traditional way of getting straighter teeth. They are metal brackets that are placed on the outside of your teeth (and can have colorful rubber bands on them).
Over time, the braces will make your teeth straighter. The benefit of braces is that they are typically a cheaper option to make your teeth straight rather than Invisalign. However, it can sometimes take longer to straighten your teeth with braces.
Invisalign is a very popular way to get straighter teeth. Why? Because it is exactly what it sounds like – they are invisible braces!
This is beneficial for many, especially adults, who want straighter teeth without the annoyance of braces in every smile. Not only that, but you can remove Invisalign so you can keep up with your hygiene a bit better as well when you eat or brush your teeth.
However, Invisalign is often the more expensive option.
The Benefits of Perfect, Straight Teeth
If you are still skeptical about how straight teeth can actually have more benefits than just giving you a beautiful smile, you are about to be shocked! Here are all of the ways perfect, straight teeth can benefit you and your health.
1. Improves Digestion
Having straight teeth can help improve digestion. Straighter teeth give you an advantage over chewing your food better than if you didn’t have straight teeth.
When you chew your food better, you are able to better digest it, too. The bacteria in your stomach will not be working as hard to digest it which keeps your body running smoothly. Not only does it run better in the moment, but the better you chew your food, the easier it is on your entire body and all its organs over time.
However, you have to make sure you are chewing for ample time before you swallow, even with straight teeth.
2. Fewer Cavities
No one wants to have cavities, yet about 90% of adults have cavities.
But did you know that having straighter teeth could prevent getting more cavities? This is because it is easier for you to brush straighter teeth as well as floss between the teeth.
If your teeth are crooked, it is easier for food to get stuck between the teeth where bacteria can then grow and grow until it creates tooth decay, or in other terms, a cavity.
So not only will having straight teeth prevent cavities, it will also save you money down the line so that you don’t have to pay for cavity fillings, either!
3. Reduce the Likelihood of Gum Disease
Gum disease is likely to occur when you are not cleaning the gum line where your gums meet your teeth.
And because it is harder to clean crooked teeth, if you have crooked teeth, you are more likely going to get gum disease. If that is the case, it can be uncomfortable and lead to other diseases around your body as well. When that happens, other health problems can disrupt your entire life.
To reduce your risk of gum disease and other diseases stemming from that, having straight teeth can prevent both!
4. Boosts Your Self Confidence
Having a beautiful smile will most likely boost your self-confidence. In a world where stress is high and compliments are low, having more confidence is key to success and happiness.
If you are insecure about your own looks and your crooked teeth, you may feel down on yourself more often. Over time, this can lead to more depression and anxiety. If that happens, there can be more health problems that stem from that.
It doesn’t have to be that way, though! Instead of feeling insecure about your smile and your looks, you can straighten your teeth. Not only will this help you feel more confident, but your mental health will improve as well.
5. Less Likelihood of Jaw Pain
When you have crooked teeth, it is likely that you can also suffer from jaw misalignment. When this happens, it can be quite painful (not just in your mouth and jaw, but in other areas of your upper body, too!) and even cause other health problems.
With straight teeth, jaw pain is less likely to be a problem.
When you think of having perfect, straight teeth, you most often think about the benefit of feeling confident and having a beautiful smile.
However, there is so much more to having straight teeth than just having a great smile. It can lead to many other health benefits as well! From benefiting your mental health to preventing gum disease and cavities, the benefits of straight teeth are infinite.
If you are tired of feeling insecure, plus don’t want to deal with the health repercussions of crooked teeth, it may be time to fix your teeth!
At Sing Orthodontics, we are here to make you smile! Not ready to come in? No problem – you can book a virtual consultation with us!