Most people desire straight teeth solely for cosmetic reasons. However, there are many overlooked health benefits of straight teeth that prove that braces, Invisalign and other orthodontic procedures are investments with very high returns. Here at Orthodontics Only, we pride ourselves in designing custom treatment plans to help each and every patient that steps foot in our office achieve straight, healthy teeth so that he or she can enjoy the following benefits:
Easier to Clean
Straight teeth are less likely to trap food particles than crooked teeth. Therefore, it’s far easier to brush and floss straight teeth than teeth that are crooked and overlapping. When teeth are crooked, the toothbrush bristles cannot reach certain areas where tartar and plaque are likely to accumulate. Individuals with straight teeth can keep them clean without any additional effort.
Reduced Disease Risk
Oral bacteria can enter the bloodstream and hinder the inner lining of the brain and blood vessels, prompting gum disease. Gum disease is a serious condition that may lead to diabetes and heart disease. The risk of gum disease can be significantly reduced with teeth that are straight and easy-to-clean.
Poor alignment can trigger teeth grinding and bad bites, which both contribute to chronic headaches. By correcting alignment, patients can benefit from less headaches. Properly aligned teeth can also help avoid face and neck pain.
Chewing is a vital aspect of digestion. Misaligned teeth may compromise chewing and as a result cause challenges with digestion. Straightening teeth can help individuals properly chew their food and in turn, correct problems associated with digestion.
Increased Self Esteem
Mental health is a key component of overall health. Studies have proven that straight teeth and a healthy smile lead to increased happiness, confidence, and self-esteem. Increased self-esteem lowers stress levels, improves cognition, and offers a number of other health benefits.
Visit Orthodontics Only for Straight Teeth
If you’re longing for straight teeth and a healthier smile, visit Orthodontics Only today. Dr. Derek Sanders and his team will evaluate your current teeth and design an orthodontic treatment plan that is right for your particular needs and preferences. Contact us today for more information.