In Cosmetic Dentistry

Teeth straightening for adults is becoming popular for people unhappy about their smiles. The good news is teeth can be realigned at any age. As well, there are lots of reasons to maintain straight teeth. Yes, aesthetics is usually the top reason to fix crooked teeth, but a healthier body is also a great reason.

Do Adults Need To Straighten Their Teeth?

As you know, plaque builds up on your teeth throughout the day, eventually leading to tartar buildup. You need to brush, floss and rinse every day to remove dental plaque. As long as you have crooked teeth, cleaning between teeth will be more challenging. When you straighten your teeth, you eliminate gaps where debris collects and decays. It’s very important to do everything you can to control tartar buildup.

Straight Teeth Are Healthier Teeth

Simply put, straight teeth don’t just look good; there are numerous benefits. For example, fixing spaced teeth reduces your chances of gum disease and bad breath. Spaced teeth, as one example, have an excess of space around each tooth. In this case, food and debris can collect within the gaps, causing bad breath and potential gum problems.

Straight Teeth Are Easier To Maintain

Generally, crowded teeth are much more difficult to floss, leading to plaque buildup and tooth decay. Another critical point is that crowded bottom teeth force one or more teeth to jut out. In this case, the teeth will rub against the upper teeth. Over time, this leads to inefficient chewing and causes undue wear to tooth enamel.

Maclcolusion and the Jaw

The medical phrase for teeth that are not appropriately aligned is “malocclusion.’ Malocclusion is the misalignment of the jaw and teeth due to abnormal positioning of the teeth. What’s more, this can cause an overbite, underbite, crossbite, or teeth crowding. In addition, crooked teeth place excessive stress on the gums and the bone that supports the teeth, leading to chronic headaches and face or neck pain.

Benefits of Straightening Teeth For Adults

Straight teeth improve self-esteem and happiness, leading to improved mental health. For example, numerous studies have shown that having a better-looking smile increases the amount you smile, leading to various health benefits, including lower stress and improved cognition. You should also expect better overall health; for one thing, hard-to-clean crooked teeth can lead to poor oral health outcomes. In this case, untreated bacteria can lead to mouth sores, bleeding gums, and possible tooth loss.

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