December 1, 2016
Straight teeth can do wonders for your confidence, but did you know they can do wonders for your health too?
Here are just a few reasons why you should consider straightening your smile:
1. Gives you healthier gums!
When your teeth are too widely spaced out or too crowded together, they can often become inflamed and red. Not only are these characteristics uncomfortable, they are one of the first signs of periodontal disease. With straighter teeth, your gums will be able to fit more securely around the teeth to create a strong defense against any periodontal problems.
2. Makes teeth a lot easier to clean!
When you have crowded teeth it is much more difficult to floss, which can increase the risk of plaque buildup and eventual tooth decay. Unfortunately, old fashion braces can have the same issue since food can often end up caught in the brackets and wires.
Thankfully, advancements in dental technology, such as Incognito Hidden Braces or Invisalign, ensures that you never need to use metal braces to straighten your smile.
3. Prevent abnormal tooth wear and tear!
If your bottom teeth are bunched up together, it could cause one or more of your teeth to jut out and rub against your upper teeth. Over time, this can cause a lot of wear and tear that harms your ability to chew properly and weaken tooth enamel.
4. Decrease head or neck pain!
This may sound a little unbelievable, but straighter teeth could reduce your pain. This is because crooked teeth can sometimes put excessive stress and pressure on the gums and the bone that supports your teeth. Additionally, this could be a sign of jaw misalignment which can cause similar issues.
5. Improve your self-esteem and happiness!
Another important component of your overall health is your mental health. In fact, several studies have shown that having a healthy and straighter smile increases the amount of time a person spends smiling. This in turn leads to a lot of other health benefits including lowered stress and improved cognition.
At Hidden Smiles are dedicated to providing you with comfortable options to help straighten your teeth including Incognito Hidden Braces and Invisalign. From boosting your confidence to improving your health, our orthodontists are committed to straightening your smile.
Contact Hidden Smiles and begin loving your smile today!