Benefits of Teeth Straightening

01 May 2023

Benefits of Teeth Straightening

One of the reasons more and more people are investing in teeth straightening is to have perfect straight teeth.

There are several health benefits to having straight teeth. If you’re wondering why you should invest in a perfect smile, keep reading.

In this month’s blog the team at Teeth and Smiles share with you seven health benefits of having perfectly straight teeth.

Perfect Straight Teeth is Linked to Better Digestion

Whether you have naturally straight teeth or you have undergone teeth straightening, they’re better for chewing. And chewing is the beginning of the food digestion process.

When you chew your food more thoroughly, it helps speed up the digestion process. You end up getting more nutrition and are less likely experience stomach issues.

Easier to Keep Your Teeth Clean and HealthyTeeth Clean and Healthy

Teeth that are either too crowded together or too widely spaced out can become red and inflamed. Crooked teeth make it more difficult to floss and brush properly because it’s harder to get into the crevices. Gums that are inflamed and red are signs of gum disease.

When your teeth are straighter, they are easier to clean and maintain, reducing your risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease.

Improved and Clearer Speech

While you may not be aware of it, your teeth play a key role in your speech. If you have teeth that are crowded, gapped, or protruding from your mouth, it can negatively affect your speaking patterns.

By investing in teeth straightening, you’ll find that your speech could begin to improve.

Reduced Lower Neck and Head PainLower Neck and Head Pain

Crooked teeth can contribute to jaw misalignment. And that can lead to chronic pain in your neck, face or even headaches.

Straightening your teeth will align them so that your bite begins to work correctly. This allows your temporomandibular joints to move smoothly without placing unnecessary stress on them. You’ll begin to notice fewer headaches and migraines. You’ll also find it’s easier to chew.

Fewer Breaks, Chips or Cracks

Teeth that are crooked or protrude are more likely to break or crack if you fall or are in an accident. Also, when you have crooked teeth, it’s harder to have good dental hygiene which can also weaken your teeth and make it easier to crack or break them. You’re also more susceptible to biting your cheeks and tongue more often, which can cause painful sores.

Straight teeth offer your teeth greater protection against cracks, chips, breaks, and your mouth against sores.

Less Wear and TearLess Wear and Tear

Biting and chewing generate quite a bit of pressure. However, those with bite problems end up putting an excessive amount of stress on their teeth. That can lead to notching at the gum line, fractures, and even abnormal flattening of the biting surface. Not only does the damage look bad, but it increases your risk of gum disease. This could lead to expensive dental work in the future.

The straighter your teeth are, the less wear and tear you place on your teeth, gums, and jaw. Properly aligned teeth can handle biting and chewing without problems arising.

Increased Self Confidence

People with imperfect teeth are far less likely to smile. They tend to feel embarrassed about their teeth.

Meanwhile, those with naturally straight teeth or those who invested in teeth straightening usually love smiling for the camera or just because. Smiling is seen as a sign of confidence so having an imperfect smile may be holding people back from living the life they deserve.

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Some people just naturally have perfect straight teeth. Others come to us to learn how to make teeth straight.

If you’re looking to have a beautiful smile and a healthy mouth, we can help. Schedule your appointment with Teeth and Smiles today on 020 7352 7049.