When it comes to straight teeth, it is easy to consider the aesthetic benefits. It is no surprise that a set of balanced and well-aligned teeth are more attractive than teeth that are crooked or widely spaced. However, there are other benefits of having straight teeth, including those that affect your oral health, emotional well-being and quality of life.
Orthodontics Offer More Than a Pretty Smile
Wearing braces or aligners can put your teeth into a straighter and more aligned position. Many adults assume that orthodontic treatment is a cosmetic decision. The truth is, however, straight teeth can offer the following value to your orthodontic investment:
#1 Improved Dental Health
When teeth are crooked or crowded, it may be hard to keep them clean. When plaque is allowed to accumulate in tight spaces throughout your smile, there is a high risk of decay, gum disease, bad breath and other oral health concerns. By straightening your teeth, you can achieve better oral hygiene and improved oral health.
#2 Better Dental Function
Your teeth do more than create a smile. They have valued functions such as helping you speak and chew your food. When teeth have wide spaces or poor alignment, this can make these everyday functions more difficult or limited. A straight smile helps you speak clearly as well as break down your food properly.
#3 Less Jaw Discomfort
One of the most disruptive symptoms of dental misalignment is TMJ problems, which can include jaw pain, jaw stiffness, headaches and more. By wearing orthodontics, your bite can become more balanced and the strain on your TMJ can be eliminated.
#4 More Confidence
When it comes to straight teeth, the benefits towards your emotional health should never be ignored. A more attractive and better functioning smile can help you feel more confident and improve your self-esteem.
Modern Orthodontic Treatment Options
Straightening your smile has never been easier? At Avalon Dental Group, we proudly offer Six Month Smiles and Invisalign for adults who want a more discreet and quicker treatment option than traditional braces. Call today and let us further explain the benefits of a straighter smile!