Straighter Teeth Means Better Opportunities for Great Oral Health
Posted on 9/23/2018 by Posh Dental
It is a word that no teenager wants to hear. They do not want anyone to tell them they need to get braces because their teeth are not straight. Most people think that the idea of straightening teeth is about appearance.
A great smile is one with teeth properly aligned. What teenagers and others do not realize is that straightening the teeth provides a path towards better oral health for the rest of their life.
Benefits of Straight Teeth
There are many benefits of straight teeth that people do not always think about. One of the reasons that dentists use braces is because of a bad bite. The bad bite is the result of crooked teeth, crowded teeth or protruding teeth. When these are present, the bite does not match up properly.
This can cause a variety of problems, including damage to the teeth, the gums and the jaw. Straightening the teeth can resolve these issues before they become a much bigger problem such as lost teeth or gum disease.
Straightening the teeth also helps prevent the biggest danger you face when it comes to your oral health. The reason that people run into issues with cavities, root canals and gum disease is because of poor oral hygiene habits. You may not brush enough, or you may not do it right.
If your teeth are not straight and aligned, it is more difficult to clean them properly. Brushing will miss areas of the teeth where bacteria grown, and it is not always possible to floss all the teeth properly.
Braces are not the most popular thing in the world. Teenagers count down the days until they can finally rid themselves of these devices. Once they do have straight teeth, they can smile from ear to ear. They can also rest a little easier knowing that it is easier to keep that healthy smile for years to come.
If you want more information about how to maintain your oral health, contact the dental professionals at our offices today.