Did you know that the first thing people notice when they meet someone new is their smile? But the benefits of straight teeth go beyond beauty.
What used to be considered a procedure for teenagers is becoming common amongst people of all ages. Invisalign is the most common way of straightening your teeth today.
Here are 5 benefits of having straight teeth, that go beyond beauty:
- Boosts self-confidence. There is no doubt that a beautiful smile can boost confidence. Research has shown that individuals with high levels of self-confidence are more likely to succeed in both personal and professional domains. High self-esteem can lead to increased motivation, positive thinking and a sense of control over one’s life.
- It is easier to clean straight teeth! Does your floss or Tepe brush often get stuck in areas that are crowded or too tight in your mouth? Does this cause you to poke your gum, making it bleed and then put you off cleaning in between your teeth for a while? If so, you are not alone. Dentists report that patients who have crowded teeth often also have gum inflammation and a lot of calculus build up when compared with patients who have straight teeth. Unfortunately, if your teeth are crowded, you at greater risk of gum disease even if you are cleaning your teeth twice a day.
- Protecting your teeth from wearing down. Teeth in the right position will balance the forces more effectively. If you are already suffering from toothwear, straightening your teeth could be the first step in the treatment to correct it.
- Less risk of dental decay. Crowded teeth have more areas for plaque, bacteria, sugar and acid to get trapped. This leads to dental decay, cavities and dreaded toothache.
- Less risk of trauma to teeth. An overbite puts your front teeth at much greater risk of accidental damage. An overbite can be corrected with Invisalign, tipping your teeth back so they are in harmony with your lips and face.
Leave the stereotype that British people have bad teeth behind and do something about your smile today. Taking good care of your teeth is part of a healthy lifestyle.