Monday, April 2, 2012

Top Five Reasons Why You Should Straighten Your Teeth

A beautiful, healthy smile can make a big impact on your everyday life.  Straight teeth can improve how others perceive you and improve how you perceive yourself. People with beautiful, straight healthy teeth demonstrate high self-esteem andradiate confidence.  Millions of adults, teens and children have improved their lives and their health by getting their teeth and their bites corrected.

Below, are some reasons why you should get your smile fixed.

The first reason would be appearance. Let’s face it, a white straight smile is more attractive than a yellow, broken down crooked smile. Along with straight teeth comes an improved bite. Various bite problems can cause excessive wear to your teeth, along with possible jaw joint problems and problems breathing. Crowded teeth, crooked teeth, overjet and overbite can all lead to swollen, red, bleeding gums do to the fact that it is difficult to brush and floss around them.

The second reason is that straight teeth are healthier teeth. Straight teeth get fewer cavities, less discoloration and less uneven wear and fractures. The gums are healthier too and therefore less likely to develop periodontal (gum) disease. Straight teeth are less likely to be sensitive to heat or cold, lowering your risk of painful and expensive dental problems.

The number three reason to straighten your teeth is simply that you will feel better about yourself.  Within our society, appearance does matter.  Straight teeth can help the way that people perceive you.  People can be quick to judge, therefore adding a perfect smile to your appearance can help with others perceptions.

A fourth reason to get your teeth straightened is that it could potentially help you live longer. Studies have shown that people who floss daily will live longer than those who don’t.  Flossing can be less painful when teeth are straight rather than crooked.  Flossing can lower your risk of gum disease as well as prevent you from other diseases such as coronary artery disease. Therefore, it is important to floss twice a day in order to stay healthy. 

Finally, the fifth reason to get straight teeth is to prevent fractures of the teeth. Protruding (buck) teeth are easily broken from an accidental fall, sports related injury, car accidents and more. By getting your teeth straight and your protruding teeth back inside your mouth, you will find that you have a better chance of keeping them from injury.

These are the top five reasons you should consider straightening your teeth or your children’s teeth.  For more information about the various options available to you to get the desired smile you want give us a call at (516)626-2060.

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