Benefits of having straight teeth

Most people embark on their orthodontic journey with esthetic reasons in mind. Having straight teeth seems to have become a norm in our society and if you haven’t been naturally graced with it, you can quite easily remedy to the situation.

But what a lot of you might not know, is that there’s much more than just great looks as a benefit of having straight teeth. Having straighter teeth can improve your mouth, body and mind’s health. How’s that?

Preventing abnormal tooth wear

The most obvious health benefit you can count on is preventing abnormal tooth wear. Crowded bottom teeth often cause teeth to jut out, which rub against the upper teeth. Over time, this leads to an inefficient chewing function and can cause undue wear to tooth enamel. Straight teeth cause fewer problems, making your dental care even more cost-effective in the long run.

Experiencing fewer headaches and neck pains

It might seem subtle to you but it’s real; your crooked teeth will place excessive stress on the gums and the bone that supports your teeth. Such misalignment can lead to chronic headaches as well as face or neck pain. Imagine how much of a positive impact taking care of the root of this issue can make on your daily life!

Healthier gums

When you think about your mouth’s health, don’t just take your teeth into consideration, but also what holds them in place. Your gums too play a huge role! When your teeth are crooked, your gums are more susceptible to collecting harmful bacteria, which can lead to health complications. On top of that, straightening your teeth will help the gums fit more securely around, creating a stronger defense against periodontal problems.

Gaining back confidence

That’s where your mind comes into play. Wanting straight teeth is not just a vain desire. Being comfortable in your own skin actually important for your mental health. And mental health is a paramount component of your overall health. Once you get your perfect smile, you should see a great improvement in your social ease and feelings of self-esteem.

Having a clearer speech

We’ll talk about a speech improvement in some of our more serious cases. Crooked teeth can be behind some speech impediments. Especially in children, this will then impact their school performance and self-development.