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Do Straight Teeth Matter?


A boy with crooked teethA healthy and beautiful smile can make a big impact on your life. A smile with straight teeth will improve how others perceive your personality. Individuals with straight, bright healthy teeth radiate confidence and demonstrate high self-esteem.

Millions of children, teens, and adults have improved their health and lives by getting their teeth corrected. The benefits of teeth straightening are both mental and physical. They make you feel better and also have a long-lasting impact on your health. At Jason Widner DMD Family Dentistry, we offer teeth straightening procedures for you to achieve your best smile. We have experience, skills, and technology for orthodontic treatment. You can contact our team for any additional information you require.

Straight Teeth Are Easier To Clean


Crooked teeth have more places for plaque and food to hide that get missed when you are brushing. However, if your teeth are straight and aligned, you can easily remove harmful plaque and clean them. This is because you have better access to your gums and teeth for flossing and proper brushing. Leftovers and plaque that are not properly brushed can interact with other food to release acids which will quickly cause cavities. This tooth decay can lead to more problems like tooth pain and even tooth loss.

You Can Maintain Jawbone Strength and Health


When the teeth are not aligned or straight, you could develop jawbone problems. Significant spacing between teeth or a misaligned bite can put undue stress on the teeth and gums which can lead to the breakdown of bones that are supporting the teeth. This can then lead to jaw pain or tooth loss. Straightening the teeth through orthodontic treatment can assist to prevent this.

Straight Teeth Can Be Less Prone to Injury


No one wants to get their teeth broken or chipped in an accident. If your front teeth protrude, they are much more susceptible to trauma. If you fall or get hit in the mouth, then you are likely to break a tooth. Also, if you receive trauma to the mouth with misaligned teeth, you are more likely to have a serious injury and this can cause even more complications. Working with the dentist to help shift the teeth to the right position will assist to keep them out of harm’s way.

Improved Speech


A lot of people do not know that teeth play a vital role when it comes to the ability to speak. Individuals with crooked teeth might be experiencing speaking difficulties when they are talking. Teeth that protrude in areas where they should not make it hard to speak clearly or form certain words. Some people lose confidence when they talk while others cover their mouths which makes other people not understand what they are saying. However, visiting your dentist will allow you to straighten your teeth and you will be able to speak clearly.

As you can see, there are a lot of benefits associated with having straight teeth. If you have misaligned teeth, straightening your teeth is a sure way to improve your oral health and your confidence.

Our experienced dentists at Jason Widner DMD Family Dentistry can develop a plan on how to achieve straight teeth and get a beautiful smile at any age. Schedule a free consultation with us today!
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