Straight teeth... They look nice and they can give you confidence, but did you know it's actually a lot healthier to have straight teeth?
We've put together 5 amazing health benefits of straightening your teeth...
When teeth are too widely spaced, the gums can become irritated, inflamed and red. These characteristics not only look bad, but also are a sign of periodontal disease. Straightening your teeth helps the gums fit more securely around the teeth, creating a strong defence against periodontal problems.
Easier to clean
Crowded, crooked teeth are much harder to floss, which can lead to plaque build up and eventually tooth decay. Getting food caught in traditional metal wire braces can cause a similar problem.
Prevents abnormal tooth wear
Crowded and crooked teeth often lead to inefficient chewing function and can cause undue wear of tooth enamel. When teeth are in the correct position, chewing is much easier, and teeth run against each other evenly.
Crooked teeth place excessive stress on the gums and bones that supports the teeth. This can be a sign of a jaw misalignment, which can lead to chronic headaches, face or neck pain.
Tooth decay and gum disease associated with crooked teeth are caused by decay. Left untreated, these bacteria can lead to mouth sores, bleeding gums and possible tooth loss.
Straight teeth can be achieved with traditional dental braces or more descreetly with invisible aligners. Learn more about the process here.
Straightening your teeth with YourSmileDirects's cosmetic braces is not only great for your smile, but also for your physical health and oral hygiene.
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