4 Health Benefits of Straighter Teeth

4 Health Benefits of Straighter Teeth

Straight, even teeth look great and give a strong first impression whenever you show your smile. But did you know that straighter teeth can also have lasting dental and oral health benefits?

At Silver Lake Dentistry of Raymore, Missouri, our expert team helps new and existing patients benefit from orthodontics. We recommend custom care solutions that take your unique needs and goals into account.

Here are four of the key reasons why we might recommend you opt for a straighter smile.

1. Straighter teeth stay cleaner

Teeth that are straight and correctly aligned are a lot easier to keep clean. Without troublesome nooks, crannies, and tight spots, your teeth get the full benefit of your daily brushing and flossing routine. You don’t have to worry about food and debris getting trapped and accelerating tooth decay when your teeth are straight and evenly spaced.

Reduce your risk of cavities and dental infection by dealing with crooked or poorly aligned teeth. The Silver Lake Dentistry team can introduce you to effective modern orthodontic strategies to quickly, easily, and effectively straighten your smile, like Invisalign® clear aligners.

2. Even spacing benefits your gums

Straighter, more even teeth also benefit your gum health. Gum disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss in the United States.

Remove gum and plaque from your gums and the spaces between your teeth and you significantly reduce your risk of gum disease. It’s easier for dental floss to clean and stimulate your gums and strengthen the roots of your teeth when you have clear access to the spaces between each tooth.  

3. Aligned teeth function better

You have both a top and bottom jaw for good reason. When the pairs of your upper and lower teeth can meet evenly, they function better for biting, chewing, and even speaking.

Improve your dental alignment to support your digestion, self-expression, and overall oral health. And, when you can count on an even, straight smile, your self-confidence increases.

4. An even bite supports your jaw

Your jaw is a complex joint that has to take a lot of wear and tear. You can reduce your risk of jaw problems like temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), chronic jaw joint pain, and headaches, with today’s orthodontics. When your teeth are correctly aligned, your jaw joints experience less stress.

Whether you’re an adult patient or a teen, the team at Silver Lake Dentristry can improve your oral and dental health with state-of-the-art orthodontics. Spend less money on dental repairs or gum disease treatment, and preserve your dental and oral function for years to come!

Get in touch with our team now to discuss your customized orthodontic treatment plan. You can schedule your initial consultation appointment over the phone or request an appointment online.

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