Did you know that there is a direct link between your oral health status and your physical wellbeing? Yes, that’s true! According to the American Dental Association, straight and perfectly aligned teeth are not just essential for having a beautiful smile, they’re also a key component of a healthy and active life.
But that’s not all. There are many more reasons why is it important to have healthy and perfectly aligned teeth. This article explains why it may be a good idea to have your teeth straightened even if they are not affecting your facial esthetics.
Why You Should Get Your Teeth Straightened?
- Straight Teeth Improve Your Smile, Of Course!
When it comes to having a picture-perfect, Hollywood smile, then you must have perfectly aligned, pearly-white teeth. In fact, that is the reason why most people undergo orthodontic treatment – to get rid of their misaligned and crooked teeth.
- Straight Teeth Improve Your Overall Oral Hygiene
It is easier to brush straight teeth! This is because the bristles of a toothbrush are unable to penetrate – and optimally clean – the regions where there is excessive crowding or where the teeth are tilted or rotated. Research has shown that people who have misaligned or crowded teeth have higher chances of developing periodontal problems. Getting your teeth straightened lets your gums fit more securely around your teeth, thereby preventing them from periodontal and gum inflammation.
- Straight Teeth Prevent Tooth Wear
When the upper and lower teeth do not mate properly, they rub against each other whenever you close your mouth. As a result, the teeth tend to undergo wear at an accelerated pace, resulting in tooth sensitivity and insufficient chewing function as the biting surfaces of the teeth become flattened.
- Straight Teeth Prevent Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
An uneven bite can lead to excessive pressure on one or both of the jaw joints. If this condition is not corrected timely, it can lead to problems such as excessive tooth wear, sensitivity, headaches, clicking sounds while opening or closing mouth, and even jaw dislocation.
- Straight Teeth Improve Your Overall Health
Teeth perform the chewing function optimally when they are straight and perfectly aligned. Crowded or misaligned teeth are unable to breakdown the food into smaller pieces, thereby leading to indigestion and malnutrition. Getting your teeth straightening will allow your teeth to break the food into smaller pieces, thereby aiding the digestive system inefficiently extracting energy from your diet.
Why spend money and time on problems that can be prevented in the first place? You can avoid a multitude of dental problems if you simply get your teeth straightened. You might think that orthodontic treatment is expensive initially, but it will save you from investing even more time and money on issues that occur because of a bad bite or misalignment.
Get your teeth straightened to enjoy a beautiful smile that boosts your self-esteem and more importantly, and lets you maintain excellent physical and oral health.
Schedule your free orthodontic consultation today.