What Straighter Teeth Means for Your Health

August 7th, 2017

Many people are quick to assume that addressing crooked teeth is merely a cosmetic concern. While having straighter teeth contributes to giving you an attractive smile, it also has amazing benefits for both your oral and overall health.

The problem with crooked teeth

Malocclusion is a misalignment of the teeth when it comes to their spacing or of both dental arches when they meet. People are affected by varying forms of malocclusion, including wide gaps, overcrowding, deep bites, open bites, cross bites, excessive overjet and more.

Misaligned teeth are very common dental issues, but severe cases may cause serious problems if left untreated.

The good things about straight teeth

Dentists recommend teeth-straightening treatments not only for aesthetic reasons but also for your health. These are some of the many health benefits of having straighter teeth:

  • Better gums

When your teeth have wide spaces between each other, your gums can become irritated, inflamed or red from debris. The same goes for overcrowded teeth. When your gums begin to swell, it is an early sign of periodontal disease. When you straighten your teeth, you create a strong defence against periodontal problems.

  • Reduced headaches

Uneven alignment of teeth may put stress on the joints of your jaw, causing unwarranted headaches and migraines. Jaw pain may also cause dizziness, earaches and ringing within the ears. Patients who struggled with malocclusion often find relief from teeth-straightening treatments.

  • Improved digestion

Those with crooked teeth will not find it difficult to chew and may often experience digestive problems. Straighter teeth allow patients to break down their food better, aiding the digestive process.

  • Increased protection from bacterial infection

Misaligned teeth are more susceptible to mouth sores, injuries and bacteria. Since the mouth is a canal that leads to other areas of the body, oral bacteria has the potential to endanger your overall health. Having straight teeth means having fewer difficulties maintaining your oral hygiene. This way, you decrease the chances of your body contracting serious health conditions caused by oral bacteria.

The key to straighter teeth

MiSmile is a network of official Invisalign treatment providers, who all aim to help patients achieve straighter and healthier teeth. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign braces are near-invisible and removable aligners that are comfortable to wear. Since they are removable, patients may eat whatever they want by comfortable popping the aligners out for a while. You may also maintain good oral hygiene without worrying about getting the prescribed tools or being careful about hitting metal components. With Invisalign, your lifestyle remains intact, while your smile is well on its way to being the best it can be.

Having straight teeth may look good but what is more important is you feel good as well. Prioritise your health with us today. Contact MiSmile and we will help you look for your nearest provider. Book your free consultation and call us on 0808 271 7684 – take that first step to a healthier smile right now.

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