Top 4 Reasons to Straighten Your Teeth

I think you will agree with me that the teeth are one of the most important parts of the face. Even though they are hidden by the lips, they can change the look of your face in a split second; all you need to do is the slightest opening of your mouth to talk, laugh, smile, or eat.

If you do not talk, you have to eat and if you do not laugh or smile, you have to talk. This, therefore, means there is little you can do to prevent your lips coming apart to expose your teeth.

Now, these are the questions you need to answer:

  1. Do you feel ashamed of your teeth?

  2. Has your self-esteem reduced because you feel sad about what your face looks like when your teeth are visible to others?

  3. Do you always suppress your laughter and smile?

  4. Do you always feel less confident to verbally express yourself because you think people will smirk and make fun of you once you open your mouth?

  5. Do you avoid taking selfies with friends because you think your smile is so bad it will spoil the photo?

If your answer to most of the questions above is yes, you need to visit an orthodontist and get your teeth straightened as soon as possible. You should never let anything reduce your confidence and self-esteem – not even crooked teeth?

Teeth straightening is mostly aesthetic – people do it to improve their facial look, but it has other advantages which can positively affect your oral health.

One of these advantages is that straight teeth make almost all routine teeth care easy and possible: when your teeth are straight, you can reach all corner and sides of the teeth while brushing or flossing. This helps in preventing tooth decay and tooth infection.

The following are four reasons why you should get your teeth straightened today?

  1. Straight teeth make you feel better about yourself: Ask people who got their teeth transformed from crooked to straight and well aligned how they feel, and they will tell you they feel like they now live a new, happier, pleasant and enjoyable life. It is like setting yourself free from shackles preventing you from fully being yourself around people.

  2. Cleaner mouth: Straight teeth enables you to effectively clean your mouth and makes your mouth stay clean. It also makes less space available for harmful bacteria to thrive. Crooked teeth make is nearly impossible to clean and remove food particles. These stuck food particles are then used as a breeding ground for bacteria and the end result is tooth decay, bad breath, and periodontal disease.

  3. Prevent your teeth from breaking: It is very easy to break your teeth if they are crooked or protruding, so if you want to avoid a broken tooth and the pain that accompanies it, get your teeth straightened.

  4. Crooked teeth lead to teeth grinding which causes pain and persistent headaches.