The Importance of Having Straight Teeth
Having beautiful, straight teeth is obviously appealing for cosmetic reasons. It can give you a boost of confidence and encourage you to show your smile, which in turn leads to more happiness and less stress. Aside from just looking and feeling great though, having properly aligned teeth is important for your overall health.
Here are the key benefits of having straight teeth:
Cleaning your teeth is easier: If your teeth are crowded, it is much more challenging to properly floss them. This means more plaque buildup and more food particles getting stuck between the teeth that can lead to tooth decay.
Healthier gums: If teeth have gaps or are overcrowded, gums can become inflamed much quicker. This can lead to periodontal disease. Straight teeth also enable the gums to fit more securely around the teeth.
Prevent tooth wear: If your teeth are out of alignment, the top teeth may be rubbing against the bottom teeth causing them to thin out. It also wears down tooth enamel.
Decreases the possibility of tooth injury: When teeth are crowded or protruding, they are more susceptible to breakage in the event of trauma.
Less headaches and/or neck discomfort: Straight teeth place less stress on the gums and bone which supports the teeth. When the jaw becomes misaligned, people can suffer from chronic headaches.
Less bacterial growth: With straight teeth, there is less chance of oral infections which have the potential to lead to illnesses and diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, pneumonia, and stroke.
Has this given you the incentive to fix your smile? We encourage you to call us to book an appointment with our Surrey dentist for a consultation for Invisalign in Surrey. The perfect (and discreet way) to achieve the smile you have always wanted!
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