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5 Benefits of Having Straight Teeth

We usually think of straight teeth as being purely cosmetic, however the benefits of having straight teeth go much deeper than the surface!
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1. Fewer Headaches

Having misaligned or crowded teeth can cause a lot of strain on your jaw. The uneven pressure caused by an uneven smile can cause chronic pressure and pain resulting in headaches, face, and/or neck pain.

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2. Easier Brushing

Crooked teeth are more likely to have food buildup, even with proper brushing and flossing. When particles of food are left in the teeth, plaque builds up and increases the chance of tooth decay. Straight teeth are easier to clean because there are fewer hard-to-reach places!

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3. Lower Risk of Gum Disease

When teeth are too far apart, too crowded, and hard to clean, gums can become inflamed, sore and swollen. When teeth are straight, gums fit better around your teeth lowering your risk of gum disease.

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4. Better Overall Health

Studies show that decaying teeth and gum disease are related to serious health problems such as:

  • Heart disease
  • Premature birth
  • Dementia
  • Bacterial pneumonia
  • Diabetes
  • Pancreatic cancer

Having straight teeth can help you avoid these health risks, along with proper cleaning and regular dental checkups!

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5. Improved Confidence

Studies show that over 25% of adults don’t like smiling because of their teeth. 42% of people said that the first thing they would change about themselves is their smile and nearly 80% of Americans think that adults with crooked teeth are unsuccessful! Having a straight smile can improve confidence immensely. No one wants to shy away from smiling or from social gatherings because they are unhappy with their smile. Thankfully there are many ways to help fix this problem– schedule an appointment with us to find out how!

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