Properly aligned teeth do more than enhance your smile. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), having straight teeth can positively affect your dental health and overall health. We explain more below:
3 Amazing Benefits of Straight Teeth
1. Healthier Teeth & Gums
Crowded or widely spaced teeth can cause red, swollen gums. Swollen gums are often a sign of periodontal disease. When teeth are straight and properly aligned, your gums are able to fit better around your teeth, providing more support against periodontal disease and other gum-related issues.
Straight teeth also allow you to:
- Brush and floss more effectively;
- Prevent tooth injury;
- Prevent abnormal tooth wear.
2. Improves Overall Health
Did you know your dental health and overall health are connected? It’s true. Your teeth and smile are often indicators of your overall health, which your dentist can see during your regularly scheduled teeth cleanings.
Studies from the ADA show that untreated oral infections can lead to serious issues, such as heart disease, stroke, pneumonia, and diabetes.
Straight teeth enable you to take better care of your oral health and overall health.
3. Boosts Confidence & Happiness
According to a 1998 study, the act of smiling is enough to cause happy feelings. But if you’re afraid to smile because of your teeth, than you may not be benefiting from its effects.
With straight teeth, you’re more likely to smile, laugh, and exude happiness. You’re no longer self-conscious or embarrassed about your smile – you’re ready to share your beautiful smile with the world, which boosts confidence and happiness 🙂
Want to Reap the Benefits of Straight Teeth?
To help patients achieve straighter, healthier smiles we offer Invisalign clear braces at both of our dental offices. Invisalign is the perfect way to get straighter teeth without interfering with your busy schedule or disrupting your lifestyle.
To learn more about Invisalign and see if it right for you, schedule a consultation today by calling our Holly Springs dental office at 919-600-6262, our Cary dental office at 919-467-2203, or contacting us online.