Many people mistakenly believe that crooked teeth are just a cosmetic flaw. However, if left untreated, crooked teeth can negatively affect your health and overall wellbeing. Fortunately, there are many affordable and efficient ways to correct crooked teeth. In fact, many dentists recommend patients correct any crooked teeth due to the many benefits patients receive from having straight teeth. Keep reading to learn about five awesome benefits of having straight teeth.

1.) You’ll Experience Less Headaches And Jaw Pain

Uneven and misaligned teeth are more than a unsightly cosmetic flaw. Crooked teeth do not fit together like they should. This result is teeth that constantly rub against each other. Unfortunately, this can lead to tooth wear, headaches, and jaw pain. Even worse is the fact that overtime this constant rubbing can wear down your enamel. This can lead to an increased chance of cavities and other teeth problems.

Fortunately, once your teeth are properly aligned, you will start to notice a positive change. Your jaw pain will diminish. You’ll have less and less headaches. Best of all, you’ll be able to eat, smile, and laugh without feeling pain or discomfort.

2.) People Will Understand You Better

The way your teeth line up can affect your speech. In addition, many people with crooked teeth deliberately try to hide them by keeping them hidden. This can result in even greater speech impairment problems. If left untreated, speech problems caused from misaligned teeth can end up hindering school and work performances.

Having straight teeth will make it easier to speak clearly and effectively. You will also notice a gain in confidence. Public speaking doesn’t have to be scary when you have straight teeth.

3.) Your Digestive System Will Improve

If your teeth aren’t straight, it’s likely you aren’t chewing as well as you could be. This may not seem like a problem at first, but it can actually lead to serious digestive problems.

Straight teeth make it easier to effectively break down your food. This allows your body to fully digest your food and absorb more nutrients.

4.) You’ll Have A Smaller Dentist Bill

Misaligned teeth are incredibly hard to clean. Depending on how crooked your teeth are, it can be nearly impossible to give every single tooth the brushing and flossing care they need. The areas you can’t reach to clean can quickly fill with bacteria with plaque. As the build up from plaque and germs continues to grow, you face a greater risk of dental problems in the future. Common dental problems people experience with crooked teeth include the following:

Mouth Ulcers: A few teeth that stick out may seem harmless, but what happens when those teeth constantly rub against the inside of you cheek? Unfortunately, the answer is mouth ulcers. The last thing you want is to have your mouth full of painful ulcers that take forever to go away.

Gum Disease: It is very difficult for your gums to keep your misaligned teeth safe. Furthermore, all of the bacteria that builds up from inadequate cleaning can lead to gum disease. This can cause painful gum inflammation and irrigation. If left untreated, the problem can end up causing an abscess. An abscessed tooth can be extremely painful and expensive problem to fix.

Tooth Injury: If your teeth stick out every which way, it becomes very easy for tooth injuries to occur. Any accident or physical altercations can create chipped and even broken teeth.

Bad Breath: Not being able to clean your teeth properly can lead to a lot of dental problems, including bad breath. Not only is bad breath an embarrassing problem, it can also be a sign of more serious health problems.

All of these potential dental health problems can feel pretty overwhelming. Luckily, you can easily prevent them from happening by having straight teeth. This is because straight teeth make it so much easier to properly care for your teeth. With perfectly aligned teeth you can easily floss every tiny crevice. You can also properly brush and every one of your teeth.

Imagine how great it will feel to always have a mouth that feels fresh and clean. Furthermore, in addition to enjoying the benefit of a happier, healthier mouth, you’ll also enjoy having more money in your wallet. After all, one of the best ways to save money at the dentist is to take such good care of your teeth that you prevent additional dental problems from occurring. Straight teeth is makes it a lot easier to achieve this goal.

5.) You’ll Smile With Confidence

If you have crooked teeth, especially at the front of your mouth, you may feel to uncomfortable to smile. However, at Cosmetic Micro Dentistry, we believe everyone should smile wide with confidence. Not only will not smiling make you feel self-conscious, it can also make you appear less friendly and welcoming.

Luckily, have beautiful straight teeth can be just what you need to improve your self-esteem. Once your teeth are corrected, you won’t be able to stop smiling.