The Benefits Of Having Straight Teeth

The Benefits Of Having Straight Teeth
Posted on 02/26/2018

More To It Than Just A Good-Looking Smile 

On the surface, most people just think about having a straight smile in terms of looks. However, having straight teeth carries with it a myriad of benefits that are hard to notice just by looking at them, but are much more valuable than just having a nice looking set of teeth. At Sonneveld Orthodontics, crafting new healthy smiles is what we do best, helping countless patients from Orland Park, Oak Forest, and beyond get the smile of their dreams. While many of our patients come to us wanting a better looking smile, it’s our goal to help them achieve a healthier and more comfortable smile which we achieve through professional orthodontic care. Initially, patients often get a confidence boost when they see their new smile, but over time, they may start to notice the subtle differences in their overall well being. Here are some of the main benefits of having straight teeth beyond just improved appearance.

A Cleaner, Healthier Smile

For those with misaligned teeth, it’s easier for food particles and bacteria to become trapped in the spaces in between your teeth, and it’s also more difficult to get those harmful things out with even the best oral hygiene routine. Often times, if teeth are crowded, it’s difficult for your toothbrush bristles or even floss to get into those crevices, which increases the risk of developing tooth decay. Once you have perfectly straight teeth, it becomes easier to keep your teeth clean and healthier, helping make sure that a good-looking smile lasts for a years to come.

Less Chance Of Accidents, Headaches, & More

Two lesser known problems with misaligned teeth is that they are more prone to accidents, and can cause headaches. For the former, people have teeth that jut outwards and are more likely to become damaged in a fall or running into something. For the latter, crowded teeth wear at uneven rates and put pressure on the jaw, leading to regular headaches. For those that have straight teeth, there’s no extra pressure on the jaw, and the teeth are not put in dangerous positions in the event of some unexpected contact.

Speak & Eat More Naturally

Having a misaligned jaw or misaligned teeth affects how you talk and eat, but it may be difficult to notice since you’ve never known anything different. When you straighten your smile with orthodontic treatment, your jaw and the teeth will be aligned the way that best suits them naturally, allowing them to function perfectly. Often times, this will lead to positive changes such as clearer speech and more comfortable chewing.

No Big Dental & Orthodontic Bills In The Future

One of the biggest benefits of getting a healthier smile through orthodontics is that having a straight smile can prevent the development of a wide range of dental and orthodontic issues in the future. As long as you care of your smile with a regular oral hygiene routine, you’ll have a reduced risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease, inflammation, infection, and more. Over time, these conditions can become worse, and will require more extensive and more expensive dental or orthodontic treatment in the future.

Contact Sonneveld Orthodontics Today

If you want to enjoy the benefits of having a perfect healthy smile, contact us at Sonneveld Orthodontics to schedule an appointment. We’ll work with you create a personalized treatment plan just for you, so you have the ideal smile that you were always meant to have. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask us over the phone or at your appointment, and we’ll be happy to provide you with the information that you need. We look forward to helping you transform your smile and achieve a healthier you at the same time!