The Top 3 Surprising Reasons Why Straight Teeth Matter

Apr 30 2023

We all know that straight teeth create an aesthetically pleasing smile, and for many people, a beautiful smile is at the top of their list when it comes to looks. A straight white smile makes such a difference in our society that one study found that a straight smile led people to believe someone was wealthy and smart and provided them with more opportunities in the job market. People often visit their dentists to obtain the smile of their dreams, and braces have become very popular, with 45% of people having braces at some point in their life. While there are plenty of cosmetic reasons to want straight teeth, it may surprise you to learn that there are actually quite a few reasons beyond cosmetics for the importance of straight teeth. These top three reasons may help convince you why it’s time to take the leap and pursue the smile of your dreams.

Improved Function

Your teeth have a very specific function, to break down food for easier, more efficient digestion. If your teeth are not aligned in a proper manner, this can affect their ability to successfully break down the food you eat. This poorly chewed food then travels to your digestive system and can create extra strain as this system now has to work harder to break down your food. This continuous strain from improper chewing can create digestive issues and discomfort. 

A Healthy Smile

Along with being aesthetically pleasing, a straight smile also promotes a healthy smile. If you have teeth that are crooked or overlap one another, it’s easy to see how this can hinder oral health. Crooked and overlapping teeth are harder to clean. Without proper cleaning, your risk of bad breath, gum disease, and other issues sharply increases. Not only do crooked teeth become harder to clean, but they also can result in more damaged teeth. Teeth that aren’t in the correct alignment can experience uneven wear and tear. This causes unnecessary damage to your teeth and can eventually require dental procedures that otherwise would not have been necessary. Straight teeth are really important to ensure optimal oral health and integrity.

Decreased Pain

 Temporomandibular joint pain is a common issue that can cause jaw pain, headaches, and stiffness. Commonly referred to as TMJ, this condition can be caused by crooked teeth. Poor bite or teeth alignment can contribute to stress on the jaw and result in this unpleasant condition. A straight, correctly aligned smile can help prevent pain and discomfort. 

Get Your Straight Smile Today!

As you can see, there are many important reasons for a straight smile that goes beyond aesthetics. If you have been considering a straighter smile, don’t wait any longer. Call Distinctive Dental Solutions today to see how we can help give you a smile you have always wanted!



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