Benefits of Straight Teeth

 In Uncategorized

Having a perfect smile certainly makes you look and feel amazing, which is always a huge bonus, however, the benefits of straight teeth aren’t just cosmetic. As a Truro orthodontist, Dr. Johnston sees patients seeking treatment for a variety of reasons and understands how significant a healthy smile is in all aspects of life. So why is it important to have straight teeth? Because it can positively impact our physical health, mental and emotional wellbeing and even have social benefits.

Health Benefits Of Straight Teeth

Many of our Truro and Area orthodontic patients are surprised to hear that having straight teeth can actually help ward off serious health problems. The health benefits of having straight teeth include:

  • Healthier gums: When teeth are in their proper place, the gums fit snugly around each tooth, plus they’re easier clean, which lessens your chances of developing periodontal disease.
  • Improved oral health: Crooked, misaligned teeth are difficult to clean and oral health drastically improves when you have straight teeth. This means less cavities, plaque and tooth loss.
  • Reduced risk of diseases associated with tooth decay: Tooth decay and periodontal disease are both caused by bacteria, which can lead to a whole host of issues. Studies have even shown that an untreated oral infection can eventually result in pneumonia, stroke or heart disease.
  • Alleviates problems linked with improper bite: A misaligned bite has its own set of issues. Orthodontic treatment can bring the jaws and teeth into proper alignment and prevent problems like speech and chewing difficulties, abnormal wear that erodes tooth enamel, jaw problems and headaches and neck pain.
  • Lowers your chances of experiencing a tooth injury: Protruding teeth are more likely to be broken or injured.

Straight Teeth And Confidence

A beautiful, healthy smile can boost your mental and emotional wellbeing by giving you tons of confidence. When you’re self conscious because of crooked teeth, it takes a toll on your self-esteem. When you look good, you feel good. This in turn has a positive effect on relationships, school, work and life in general. Plus, studies show that smiling – even if it’s a fake smile – can enhance your mood and lessen stress. Those with straight teeth are more likely to flash their pearly whites.

The Social Benefits Of Straight Teeth

Whether we like it or not, first impressions count and our teeth play a large role in how we’re initially perceived by others. Studies have uncovered that dental appearance holds a lot of weight in social interactions and an attractive smile is particularly valued in western cultures. Kelton Global conducted research for Invisalign and determined individuals see those with straight teeth as more intelligent and successful, happier, healthier and more trustworthy. Many studies have also shown that people with confident smiles were judged as smarter and were more likely to be hired.

Whatever your motivation for wanting orthodontic treatment is, the bottom line is that straight teeth come with extensive benefits and can improve your life on multiple levels. If you’re ready to find out what type of orthodontic treatment will meet your needs and get you on the path to a perfect smile, contact Truro and Area Docbraces today for a free consultation.

Recent Posts

Leave a Comment

Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Not readable? Change text.

Start typing and press Enter to search