Whether you’re born with straight teeth or paid for a teeth straightening orthodontic treatment such as braces, Invisalign or retainers, straight teeth have a lot of benefits.
Overlapping teeth can trap food particles. Straight teeth allow for easier brushing and flossing. Your teeth will be cleaner and your smile more dazzling.
Did you know that crooked teeth cause many speech impediments? Straight teeth allow clear speech.
Crooked, crowded teeth compromise chewing which may cause digestive problems. This is another reason why orthodontists advise having your teeth straightened.
Less accident-prone teeth
Protruding teeth are more prone to breaking, especially for those who play sports as protective mouth guards may not fit properly.
Crowded teeth wear unevenly which puts pressure on a person’s jaw, often resulting in chronic headaches.
Improved gum health
Gum disease can be very painful as well expensive to treat. People with straight teeth have healthier gums than those with crooked teeth.
Better overall health
Did you know that tooth decay and gum disease are linked to heart disease and high blood sugar? Drs. Lutz and Claudia Bachmann advise getting your teeth straightened to improve your oral hygiene and reduce the risk of tooth decay.
Lower risk of soft tissue injury
Crooked teeth can push against soft tissues in your mouth resulting in cuts, sores and infections. Straight teeth eliminate that risk.
A beautiful smile
One of the biggest benefits of having straight teeth is that it boosts your confidence and makes your smile more beautiful.
Getting your teeth straightened isn’t as daunting as it sounds especially with orthodontic treatments such as invisible braces or Invisalign. These treatments allow you to have your teeth straightened without anyone knowing you’re wearing braces.
Call us to schedule a consultation with North Shore orthodontists, Drs. Lutz and Claudia Bachmann, to discuss what kind of braces will create your beautiful smile.