Getting it straight: 5 benefits to having straight teeth

Getting it straight: 5 benefits to having straight teeth

Posted on Jun 10, 2015

Teeth… They’re one of the first things we notice when we meet people. A dazzling smile can be a real winner!

Crooked teeth and dazzling smiles just don’t go hand-in-hand. And while having crooked teeth may not be the most attractive look physically, there are plenty of other important benefits to having straight teeth. We’ve listed 5 below.

#1 – Healthier gums

If you’ve got gaps between your teeth or a crowded mouth, your gums are likely to become inflamed and red. These are the first signs of periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease.

When you straighten your teeth, you’re helping your gums to fit more securely around the teeth and creating a strong defence against any gum disease issues.

#2 – Your teeth will be easier to clean

If you’re not flossing already, you definitely should be. Speaking of flossing, it only makes sense that the more crowded your teeth are, the more difficult it is to floss.

And remember, failing to floss can lead to plaque build-up and inevitably, tooth decay.

#3 – Decreases headaches or neck pain

You’d be surprised at how those nasty, niggling headaches might be related to your teeth. When you look into why, it certainly makes sense. Crooked teeth place a lot of stress on the gums and the bone that supports the teeth. If you’re suffering from jaw misalignment, you may be experiencing chronic headaches as well as face or neck pain.

#4 – Decreases decay

Crooked teeth and tooth decay as well as gum disease go hand-in-hand. Without treatment, this bacteria is likely to lead to mouth sores, bleeding gums and potential tooth loss.

#5 – You’ll discover a new YOU!

You can’t put a price on self-esteem or happiness. Feeling good about yourself and your smile will work wonders as far as your mental health is concerned.

Often, we tend to think of our smiles only in relation to how they make us look. But as you’ve just read here, having straight teeth is really about so much more than a dazzling smile (although, that’s certainly important too).

If you’re not happy with your smile, get in touch with your nearest NovaDental clinic and one of our dentists will be more than happy to talk you through your Dental options. Call 1300 549 750.