Long-term Benefits of Straight Teeth

Long-term Benefits of Straight Teeth - girl skiing with straight teeth

If you don’t like your smile, you’re not alone: plenty of people don’t like their smile. In fact, 57 percent of Americans cover their mouths while laughing because they’re insecure about how their teeth look. You might think straightening your teeth is a complex process that costs a lot of money, but we make it easy and cost-effective.

If you’ve had crooked teeth, an underbite, or an overbite, your whole life, you might still think it’s fine to live that way. After all, the saying is, “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.” But having straight teeth will improve your quality of life in the future, and we want what’s best for you.

Not having your teeth aligned is detrimental, and you’re probably unaware of the benefits of aligned teeth. You’ll learn why you should straighten your teeth here!

Come into Blue Ridge Orthodontics if you’re considering braces or other means of straightening your teeth. Request an appointment here!

Straight Teeth are Easy to Clean

Everyone brushes their teeth twice a day and flosses to prevent plaque build-up. But it takes more work for people with crooked teeth, underbites, or overbites. Crooked teeth can create pockets of hard-to-reach places; if they’re hard to reach, they’ll be hard to brush.

Unbrushed areas lead to plaque build-up. After a certain amount of time, plaque hardens and becomes tartar which is harder to clean and discolors the teeth. Plaque can also cause cavities that permanently damage the tooth by developing holes. An untreated cavity leads to a broken tooth.

Plaque can also cause gum disease, or gingivitis, which leads to tooth loss if untreated. You get the point. Plaque is terrible, and straight teeth allow you to hit all necessary nooks and crannies easily! Imagine not having to concentrate on brushing crooked teeth. Straight teeth help you give all teeth equal care.

Straight Teeth Help with Life Longevity

Straight teeth can improve your quality of life by making eating easier and decreasing the chances of diseases. A study in 2016 has shown that infected teeth are connected to coronary disease. Coronary disease causes chest pain, lightheadedness, and more dangerous symptoms. If untreated, you could have a heart attack or develop an arrhythmia.

Eating Will Be More Comfortable with Straight Teeth

Eating can be hard when your teeth are out of alignment due to an underbite or overbite. The average person uses 70 lbs per square inch of bite force when chewing food. You know it isn’t comfortable if you’ve ever bit down on your teeth while trying to eat food. In fact, it probably hurt so bad that it ruined your appetite. One of the benefits of straight teeth is you don’t even have to worry about biting another tooth.

Straight Teeth Improve Confidence

Nothing is more welcoming than a smile, but 7 in 10 people feel insecure about their smile. Instead of feeling insecure about it, book an appointment. Our doctors and staff have resurrected confidence by straightening teeth with braces for years. We help adults straighten their teeth, and we help teens get braces or Invisalign as well. Blue Ridge Orthodontics office has everything you need for a beautiful smile, from whitening to oral surgery!

Blue Ridge Orthodontics

We are committed to helping you achieve a gorgeous lifelong smile with many options! If you have further questions about other benefits of straightened teeth, our team is here to help.

If you are local to western NC and are considering orthodontic treatment, Blue Ridge Orthodontics offers free consultations. Contact us at 828-537-5363.

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