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The Importance of Straight Teeth

April 5, 2022 / DENTISTRY

When you flip through a magazine or watch a movie or TV show, it seems like every model or actor you see has a full set of straight, white teeth. Straight teeth may be aesthetically pleasing, but they do a lot more than just look good. Here are some benefits of straight teeth that you may not have known about.

  1. Crooked teeth often overlap, making the spaces between them more difficult to clean. This can lead to increased plaque and tarter build-up, cavities, or tooth decay that leads to gum disease. Straight teeth are easier to brush and floss, reducing the risk of these preventable dental issues.
  2. Many people are self-conscious about the way their crooked teeth look, and this can impact their confidence and self-esteem. Having the teeth straightened can combat this, helping increase confidence which can lead to greater success in a person’s personal and professional lives.
  3. Teeth that are misaligned can cause lisps and other speech impediments that can impact a person’s confidence and self-esteem.
  4. When teeth are protruding from the regular bite, it’s much easier for them to become damaged or dislodged in an accident, and finding properly fitting mouth guards designed to protect the teeth in high-impact spots like football and hockey is more difficult.
  5. Crooked teeth can make eating and chewing more difficult, causing a person to chew less thoroughly and negatively impact digestion.

Tooth straightening also known as orthodontic treatment is beneficial to your health and well-being, but it can be expensive. However, it’s important to look at the costs associated with straightening the teeth as a short-term expense that could save money in the long run. Because crooked teeth can lead to a variety of dental problems down the road, having your teeth straightened can be more cost effective than continually treating the potential injuries, gum disease, cavities, and potentially even tooth loss that can occur as a result of misaligned teeth.

Advancements in dental technology have allowed your dental office in Caledon, ON to provide more alternatives to straighten the teeth than ever before. There are options available that minimize the discomfort and offer much more pleasing aesthetics than the traditional metal braces that many people think of when discussing straightening their teeth. Your Caledon family dentist offers treatment using Invisalign aligners, a custom-built, comfortable, effective tooth straightening system that is nearly invisible to others.

If you have crooked teeth and are ready to discuss the options available to have them straightened, call the team at Caledon Dental Centre today. We’ll schedule a time to meet with you, assess your situation, and work collaboratively to find a solution that addresses your unique needs.