There’s no question that straight, well-aligned teeth are more aesthetically pleasing than teeth that are gapped, crooked or sized incorrectly. In fact, cosmetic improvement is the primary reason that adults seek orthodontic treatment. However, when undergoing orthodontics, there’s more to gain than a pretty smile. Straightening your teeth can bring welcome benefits towards your oral health and overall well-being.
Less Dental Health Issues
When teeth are crooked, crowded or overlapping, it is difficult to keep them clean. This can lead to the build-up of food debris, bacteria and plaque on the surface of your teeth and gums. Consequently, crooked teeth can put you at a much greater risk for tooth stains, gum disease, decay and bad breath. You may even have worn down teeth due to uneven pressure on certain teeth that are out of alignment. Straight teeth, on the other hand, can promote a healthier smile!
Orthodontic treatment isn’t just about fixing crooked teeth or closing in a tooth gap. It can also involve correcting a bad bite. A bad bite, or malocclusion, means that your teeth don’t properly fit together when you bite down. Unfortunately, this can impact your jaw joint. If your TMJ is overworking or consistently strained when chewing, speaking and yawning due to a bad bite, you may experience uncomfortable symptoms ranging from jaw pain, jaw clicking and tension headaches. Orthodontics can make for more comfortable dental function.
Better Speaking and Eating
Two of the most common activities that we do on a daily basis require a full set of aligned teeth. When there are large gaps in your smile or teeth that are out of position, it can limit your ability to speak clearly and eat well. Over time, your chewing challenges can impact your whole-body health, as many patients may resort to soft, carb-rich foods and avoid fibrous or protein-packed foods that are hard to eat.
Orthodontics that Adults Approve Of
At Green Dental of Alexander, we are proud to help patients reap the amazing benefits of straight teeth using one of the most innovative and preferred orthodontic systems available. Call today to ask us more about why Invisalign is a smart choice for a healthy and attractive smile!
Posted on behalf of Dr. Hye Park, Green Dental of Alexandria
Green Dental of Alexandria – Alexandria Dentist
1725 Duke St, Suite GR03
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 549-1725