If you were to survey a group of people and ask why they’d prefer straight teeth, chances are their answer will have something to do with their appearance. However, having straight teeth is deeper than that. Individuals with straight teeth are healthier and here’s why:
Those who have straight teeth have a much easier time brushing and flossing. If they have crooked or any tooth protrusions, accessibility to all surfaces of their teeth may be difficult to clean. Unable to clean teeth thoroughly will lead to plaque and tartar buildup.
Lower Chances of Other Diseases.
Think cavities, tooth decay, and gingivitis have no effect on anything else in your body? Think again. Improper oral hygiene can lead to more serious conditions like heart disease, diabetes, pneumonia, and stroke.
Better Jaw Alignment.
One of the most recommended reasons for individuals to see an orthodontist is because they are experiencing jaw pain. Having crooked teeth causes improper chewing which can wear down your teeth but ultimately puts stress on your jaw muscles.
They say the best accessory is your smile and having that accessory looking its best boosts your confidence and has a positive effect on your self-esteem. And feeling good about the way you look ultimately promotes happiness and improves your mental health.
Which advantage of having straight teeth is most important?Whether it’s for better hygiene, to lower your chances of getting other more serious health diseases, to avoid jaw pain, or just to improve your overall look, whatever the reason, investing in straight teeth will benefit your health. See an orthodontist for an evaluation and see if you are a candidate for teeth alignment.