Avoiding Braces? Let’s Change Your Mind!
Thinking of visiting a dentist for malaligned/crooked/spaced teeth? Here’s why you should go ahead and do it right now! Not only do straight teeth have an impact on the way you look but they also come with several other perks!
1. Increased self-confidence!
A great smile is an important social asset! Straighter teeth give you more confidence when you smile and also allow you to speak with clarity.
2. Healthier gums & healthier teeth!
Red swollen gums can be a result of crowded or gapped teeth. These symptoms can be minimized with straighter teeth as better tooth alignment helps your gums to fit around your teeth better. This reduces your risk of developing gum disease.
Crooked teeth are more likely to have food build – up even with brushing and flossing. Trapped food particles lead to plaque and increase the risk of tooth decay. Straight teeth are easier to clean with fewer hard – to – reach places.
3. Improved overall health!
Oral health can be a good indicator of the status of your overall health. Inflammation from gum disease has been linked to other conditions like diabetes and heart disease. A proper bite lets you chew better, potentially reducing gastrointestinal problems. Less wear & tear!
4. Your teeth have to sustain many pounds of pressure each time you bite. A misaligned bite can cause uneven distribution of force each time you bite. Crooked teeth can wear down prematurely and even begin to chip.
Always remember that only an orthodontist is trained well enough to treat malaligned/crooked/ spaced teeth. Orthodontics, as a speciality deals primarily with diagnosis, prevention and correction of malpositioned teeth and the jaws.
An orthodontist will recommend the best possible ways of straightening your teeth based on your age and severity of malalignment. For growing children, for example, the orthodontist might suggest growth modification appliances to improve the harmony between the child’s upper and lower jaw first, followed by braces for alignment of teeth. In adults, however, the orthodontist might suggest braces (metal braces/ ceramic or tooth coloured braces) or even clear aligners / invisible braces based again on your budget, need for good aesthetics and of course complexity of the problem.
So stop thinking and visit an orthodontist now for straighter teeth!