The first impression of a person is often the last impression. And when people notice you, they notice your smile first.
A survey conducted by Kelton Global on behalf of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry found that more than 48% of adults notice your smile the first time you meet them.
First impressions are vital for job interviews, business meetings, first dates, and even when you’re trying to make new friends. And if you can’t smile properly, thanks to misaligned teeth, you might be sending out the wrong first impressions.
But there’s nothing to sweat about — getting a perfect smile is quite easy, with the help of orthodontic treatment. Orthodontists can help in teeth straightening so you can enjoy the improved appearance and enhanced function of your teeth.
Here are a few benefits of orthodontic treatment, other than achieving a pearly white smile:
- You’ll Have Healthier Gums
Gums get inflamed and red when your teeth are widely spaced or overcrowded — this might also be a sign of gum disease. Getting teeth straightened will help keep periodontitis at bay, which can cause problems like bleeding gums, inflammation, and severe bad breath.
- Fewer Chances of Getting Cavities
Yes, you can get cavities even when you have straight teeth. But, with crooked teeth, you are more susceptible to the formation of dental plaque, and cavities because it’s harder to brush, floss, and clean, crowded, and crooked teeth. However, your risk of getting cavities
- Fewer Chances of Tooth Wear and Tear
An uneven bite puts extra pressure on the teeth and makes them more susceptible to undue wear and tear. Teeth straightening will relieve the pressure and reduce the wear and tear of teeth.
- Will Improve Your Digestion
Severe malocclusion is known to cause digestive issues in the long run, thanks to uneven, big bites, which change the whole trajectory of the digestive process.
Teeth straightening will change the way you bite down when eating and hence improve your digestion.
- Will Help You Decrease Headaches
Crooked teeth place excessive stress on gums and bones that support your teeth, and put extra pressure on your jaws, leading to chronic headaches. Straightening your teeth will put less stress on gums leading to reduced headaches.
- Speech Will Become Clear
Overcrowded teeth are often the cause of the formation of a lisp when speaking. This is because the teeth, lips, and tongue are the primary tools in speech. Teeth straightening corrects the problem in the articulation of certain words.
- Improve Overall Dental Health
Straighter teeth are easier to clean and take care of, which makes your oral health care regime easier.
- Boost in confidence
Having a beautiful smile with straighter teeth can lead to better self-esteem. When you have a better smile, you won’t feel self-conscious, and you will feel more confident.
Now that you know how important it is to have straight teeth, the next step is consulting an orthodontist to get proper treatment. Your orthodontist will advise you on the right orthodontic treatment you need according to your dental problems, and you will be just a few steps away from getting a beautiful smile.