If you’re wondering about the health benefits of straight teeth, check out this blog from Vibrant Square Dental.
A Healthier Life With Straight Teeth
Did you know that straight teeth can offer more than just a pleasing appearance? Teeth that are misaligned or too close together can be hard to keep clean since it can be hard to reach all of the spaces with a toothbrush. Plaque can build up in these areas, and the bacteria can grow rapidly.
Straight teeth make it much easier to brush and floss properly. When your teeth are straight, there is plenty of space for your toothbrush bristles to get in between them and clean them thoroughly. This can help to reduce the risk of cavities and keep your gums healthy. Additionally, taking good care of your teeth can help to prevent periodontal diseases, which usually start with swollen gums. Keeping up with proper oral hygiene can help you avoid halitosis, or bad breath, which is often caused by not taking proper care of your mouth.
Having crooked teeth can lead to a variety of issues, such as misaligning your jaw when you eat or talk. This can put extra strain on your gums, jaw, and the bones that support them. This can cause frequent headaches, ear and neck pain, and other issues. Straightening your teeth can help reduce these issues and release the pressure. It can also improve your quality of life, as you will be more comfortable when eating and smiling, and you will feel less pain due to relaxed jaw muscles. Considering all these factors, straightening your teeth can help you lead a better life and possibly even extend your life.
Other Health Issues Straight Teeth Can Address
- With straighter teeth, you can expect to chew better and have better digestion and absorb more nutrients from the foods you eat.
- Straight teeth can last longer by enduring the pressure of biting down and chewing better than misaligned teeth. With misaligned teeth, stress is not evenly distributed, and teeth can wear down faster.
- If you have speech issues, your teeth may be playing a part. Speak to your dentist and ask if straighter teeth can improve your speech.
Invisalign Is More Comfortable And Convenient Than Traditional Braces
Invisalign clear aligners were introduced to the dental industry in 1998. Introducing these clear aligners represented nothing less than a revolution in how our team provided orthodontic treatment. Their clear material and ability to be removed completely changed the orthodontic patient experience. Patients who receive them frequently report them as being comfortable and convenient. While they are not a complete replacement for traditional braces, they have greatly limited the cases where bracket and wire braces are necessary.
Recent developments in dentistry have been impressive, but a solution to make braces totally painless has not been discovered yet. Wires can be sharp, brackets can cause tenderness in the gums and cheeks, and if a wire or bracket breaks, it can be somewhat of a hassle. You may experience a brief adjustment period for a day or two after transitioning to a new set of Invisalign clear aligners, but apart from that, you don’t need to worry about any discomfort.
Am I A Good Candidate For Invisalign?
Invisalign is only able to address issues that are caused by improper alignment or placement of the teeth. This means that not all cases of overbite or underbite can be addressed. Additionally, overcrowding can sometimes require the extraction of one or more teeth to provide sufficient room. Our team can use Invisalign after these extractions to maneuver your teeth into place. More complex concerns such as crossbite or open bite may require more advanced orthodontic care.
You’re In Good Hands With Vibrant Square Dental
At Vibrant Square Dental, we’re dedicated to ensuring that our patients receive excellent care in a family-focused environment. We strive to staff individuals who are experts in their field and know how to deliver a comfortable and welcoming experience. General and family dentistry is the core of our practice, and we want to introduce you to the services we offer at our clinic in Vaughan, Ontario.
An essential part of any oral health care plan is visiting your dentist twice a year. These visits will always include a dental exam, professional cleaning, and guidance about how we can help improve your oral health. We’re always accepting new patients if you’re looking for a new dental provider. We’re dedicated to building lasting relationships with our patients at our office. As your family changes and grows, we’ll be here to meet your dental needs. For an appointment, call us today at 905-553-3004.