Benefits of Having Straight Teeth
Perfectly straight teeth are something that everybody would love to have. Some people are lucky enough to be born with naturally straight teeth and some people require orthodontic devices such as braces to have straight teeth. Either or, having straight teeth can be a huge boost to your self-confidence. Besides self-confidence, there are many different health benefits of having straight teeth. These include preventing abnormal tooth wear, decreasing headaches or neck pain, and more. Having straight teeth is more important than you think.
Despite the importance of having straight teeth, many people still shy away from orthodontic treatments to develop their teeth to become straight; most commonly due to the appearance and fear of the discomfort of having metal braces. That is why we at The VRDC provide Invisalign braces for our customers who wish to have straight teeth and do not want to have conventional metal braces. Invisalign braces are made from a strong, clear, and comfortable plastic that gives you confidence and the comfort to smile. They are an innovational way of straightening your teeth. Treatment time with Invisalign braces varies based on the severity of the initial problem but can run from three to four months to up to two years generally speaking. For the most effective way to achieve straight teeth, venture no further than Invisalign invisible braces. If you are still on the fence about having Invisalign braces, then check out these excellent benefits of having straight teeth to help you make your decision.
One of the greatest hidden benefits of having straight teeth is that it keeps your gums much healthier. When teeth are too widely spaced, your gums can become irritated, inflamed and red. These characteristics not only look unattractive but also are a sign of periodontal disease. Periodontal diseases are infections of the structures around the teeth, which includes the gums, periodontal ligament and alveolar bone. Periodontal diseases can be painful, unattractive and difficult to cure. Currently, researchers are studying possible connections between gum disease and stroke, heart disease, atherosclerosis, diabetes and respiratory disease, so it is very likely that gum disease would not affect just your gums. The easiest way to prevent this would be to ensure that your teeth are straight by orthodontic treatment. A short length of your life with braces is much better than a longer period with gum disease. At VRDC, we highly recommend not avoiding having braces if you are recommended to have braces.
Having crooked teeth can actually worsen headaches or lead to even worse headaches. Crooked teeth are a significant risk factor for tooth grinding, which is one of the biggest causes of persistent headaches. If you regularly wake up with headaches, then it is very likely that tooth grinding is the cause of this. With straight teeth, you are much less likely to grind your teeth, meaning you are much less likely to wake up with headaches. Many people who do not have completely straight teeth grind their teeth at night without realising, so it is not always a bad habit that you can stop yourself from doing. Grinding your teeth and having teeth that are not aligned can also lead to jaw misalignment, which can progress to chronic headaches, as well as face or neck pain. Jaw misalignment may lead to surgery that could leave scars and change your appearance. A misaligned jaw can be incredibly painful and is far better being prevented.
Improves Self Confidence and Happiness
Many people whose teeth are not entirely straight are insecure about their teeth but are also too scared to have braces due to the pain and appearance. Your self-confidence plays a massive part in your mental health. If you are not very confident about how you look, it can leave you feeling down. Your mental health is also a huge component of your overall health. Having straight teeth can make you feel much more confident and improve your health. For people who are insecure and are too scared to get braces, Invisalign braces are the perfect solution. With Invisalign braces, you can feel confident, not be in discomfort, and have straight teeth as a result. If you have the option of having Invisalign braces, it would be stupid not to take up the opportunity. Numerous studies have proven that having a better-looking smile increases the amount that you smile. Smiling more has various health benefits such as lower stress levels and improved cognition.
Straight Teeth Can End Speech Impediments
Although Speech Impediments are not a common problem, speech impediments such as lisping and an inability to pronounce certain words can potentially be caused by having crooked teeth. People with speech impediments usually have them due to having misaligned teeth, preventing their tongue from getting to the right place to create certain sounds, or by having overly gappy teeth where air unintentionally passes through the gaps. Speech impediments can make people feel insecure and many people who have speech impediments may be unaware that it can be easily resolved by orthodontic treatment. Although orthodontic treatment is something that we would not recommend for the sake of solving a speech impediment, better speech would be a fantastic compliment to a beautiful new smile. As previously mentioned, your mental health plays a vital role in your overall health and by doing things to improve your mental health, you are helping to become a healthier and happier person overall.
Decreases the Risk of Tooth Injury
It is common for people to want braces because they have protruding teeth (teeth that point outwards). The problem is caused by overcrowding of the top teeth. Other than being cosmetically displeasing, produtruding teeth are at a much greater risk of being chipped or cracked. The risk of such damage is even greater if the teeth are visible when the mouth and lips are both relaxed. This is due to the lips act as a shock absorber against trauma to the teeth. If teeth are generally covered by the lips then this protection is negated and the teeth are at a greater risk of damage. Chipped teeth require a crown to be fixed, which can be expensive. To avoid the possibility of spending mo
Katy Carter is the content writer for Victoria Road Dental Clinic and updates our blog regularly with helpful advice and new information.