Do Straight Teeth Equate to a Healthier Mouth?
While we all agree that a straighter, more brilliant smile is the surest way to boost confidence and self-esteem, are you aware that straight teeth lead to a healthier overall mouth?
It’s true. The benefits of straight teeth far outweigh just aesthetics. The ability to remove harmful bacteria from your teeth and your gums, without the interference of misaligned teeth, is critical to the development of a healthy mouth and contributes heavily to your overall health in so many ways.
- Easier to Clean and Floss. A clean mouth is a healthy mouth, and when your teeth are well spaced and straight, you are better able to access all nooks and crannies to remove harmful bacteria. If teeth are crooked or crowded, bacteria is able to hide and do damage not visible to the eye.
- Better Mouth Function. Biting and chewing cause a lot of pressure on the teeth, gums and jaws, and if misaligned, that pressure can cause damage with a misaligned jaw, uneven wear and inefficient chewing function. If unchecked, this can lead to a host of other issues such as tooth cracking, chipping and breaking.
- Fewer Headaches / Neck Pain. The same crooked teeth that lead to compromised mouth function, also cause stress on the jaw that often leads to head and neck pain.
- Better Overall Health. It is a well-known fact that bacteria in the mouth can often lead to infection and periodontal disease. What is less commonly understood is that the same bacteria that lives in the mouth, often travels throughout the body, spreading infection that leads to common ailments, such as heart disease.
Choosing Invisalign for Straighter Teeth
While there are some who have naturally straight teeth, there are others who look to their Whitby dental team to help restore their smile. Dental experts can help patients straighten their teeth and perfect their grins with products like Invisalign Whitby, the choice more commonly requested by patients young and old.
Effective at shifting teeth into the desired position, Invisalign provides a low-visibility option for patients. Plus, patients only need to wear the aligners for 20 to 22 hours each day, providing more flexibility for general maintenance, cleaning and eating, allowing patients to experience life as usual.
Whether you are 13 or 60, straighter teeth are the right choice. Let’s talk about the benefits of the various teeth straightening options, including Invisalign.
Our Downtown Whitby practice is growing and open to new patients. If you have questions, or just want to learn about our approach to family dentistry, we invite you to explore our site and learn more about us. You can find information about our team, office, technology, and the range of services that we offer. Or, give us a call. We love hearing from our patients and anyone who may be interested in becoming one. Let’s create reasons to smile… together.