There are many benefits to having straight teeth that go beyond just the way your smile looks. If you are currently living with crooked, misaligned, or overcrowded teeth, learn more about how straightening your teeth can benefit more than just your aesthetic. Keep reading and then call our Fairfield, CT office to schedule an appointment at 203-254-0545.

Straight Teeth Are Easier to Clean & Keep Clean

Straight, properly aligned teeth are much easier to clean than overlapped or crooked teeth. Teeth that are misaligned or overlapped are more likely to trap food particles, leading to a buildup of plaque and eventually tartar. If left untreated, that tartar buildup will lead to cavities and other oral health problems.

The bristles of a toothbrush aren’t able to properly clean teeth that are overlapped or crooked. When teeth are straight and properly aligned, brushing and flossing is not only easier but much more effective.

Straight Teeth Reduce the Risk of Jaw Problems

A bad bite caused by misaligned teeth stresses the joints of your jaw. When the joints that connect your jaw to your skull are irritated by the constant strain of a bad bite, you are more likely to experience jaw pain, earaches, headaches, ringing in your ears, and more.

Individuals with straight teeth are less likely to experience jaw problems associated with too much stress on the jaw.

Straight Teeth Last Longer

When teeth are properly aligned, there is a healthy balance of pressure resulting from biting and chewing. But for teeth that are crowded, crooked, or misaligned, biting and chewing puts a greater strain on some areas more than others, resulting in premature wearing of the teeth.

This can potentially lead to chipping of the teeth, fractures along the edges of the teeth, and injuries to the gum line. Overall, it weakens your teeth and increases your risk for periodontal disease, making it more likely that you will lose teeth sooner than you should.

Straight Teeth Have A Lower Risk of Injury

If you have one or more teeth that protrude or stick out from the rest, they are more likely to crack or break in the event of an accident. Additionally, when teeth are crowded and harder to clean, they may become weakened and more susceptible to injury.

Straight Teeth Make Your Smile More Attractive

Perhaps the most obvious benefit of straight teeth is how they look. A smile consisting of straight and properly aligned teeth is more attractive than one consisting of crooked, overlapped, or misaligned teeth. Plus, because straight teeth are easier to keep clean, a straight smile is usually a brighter, more radiant smile.

Straighten Your Teeth with the Help of Fairfield Smiles By Design

If you are unhappy with your smile or concerned about the risks associated with crooked, misaligned, overcrowded, or overlapped teeth, don’t wait another day to explore your options.

At Fairfield Smiles By Design, we offer several straightening solutions from invisible aligners to traditional brackets. To learn more about which straightening solutions could work for you and how you can benefit from straighter teeth, call our Fairfield, CT office to schedule an appointment. Call 203-254-0545 today.