You might think that the only reasons people fix their smile problems are vain or purely cosmetic. But there are a wide variety of health benefits that come with straight teeth.
Dr. Randall Burba and our team at Burba Dental Partners are exploring just a few of the benefits of straightening your smile.
When your teeth are crooked and out of proper alignment, it can be hard to maneuver your toothbrush and floss during your regular oral hygiene routine. And without proper cleaning, your mouth becomes a breeding ground for potentially harmful bacteria that can lead to gum disease.
Straight teeth are perfectly spaced and much easier to clean, making it a lot easier to avoid infection, decay, and disease.
Less wear and tear
Your teeth are meant to work together, so if even one of them falls out of line, the whole system can come crashing down. Those crooked, misaligned teeth wind up suffering from much more daily wear and tear than your other teeth, which can leave them vulnerable to other oral health problems down the road.
We can help you get your teeth back into formation, so they work together once again.
A crooked smile might make you want to change the way your mouth moves while you talk to hide your flaws, and that can have a serious impact on the way you articulate sound. Many people who don’t fix their smile problems are at risk for developing lisps and other speech impediments.
Furthermore, the excess force on your wayward teeth can cause them to fall out earlier than usual, which can also contribute to speech problems.
With straighter teeth, you can talk freely and avoid frustrating and oftentimes embarrassing problems with your speech.
All the chomping you do while you eat plays a huge role in your digestion. If your teeth aren’t properly aligned, you might not be properly processing your food before it reaches your stomach. Straightening your teeth helps your mouth and digestive system find harmony and can significantly improve digestion.
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists (AACD) conducted a survey where they asked participants to evaluate the impact of smiles on a first impression. The results were shocking.
According to those surveyed, crooked smiles make you look 37% less attractive and 25% less confident.
Imagine if you could show up to your next meeting, date, or family gathering confident in how your smile looks? And that kind of confidence can have a positive impact on your mental and emotional health.
If you’d like to learn about more benefits of straight teeth, or if you’d like information on how we can straighten your teeth and help you reap these and other health benefits, don’t hesitate to request an appointment online or over the phone today.