Straight Teeth—Understanding the Advantages
August 31st, 2017

Watch a toothpaste commercial, read your favorite magazine or notice the smiles of the kids at your local secondary school.

Society says that straight teeth is the norm.

However, if you’re an adult with a misaligned smile, it’s easy to feel regret that your childhood passed without orthodontic treatment. The result is a desire to correct the past by fixing your smile.

Yet, the reality is, straightening your teeth is more than meeting a goal you didn’t accomplish in your teens.

Correcting your malocclusion opens the door to a number of advantages, and you can experience a positive impact in everything from how you talk to how you clean your teeth.

Keep reading to see how straight teeth can improve your day-to-day life…

Confidently Conversing with Others

Crooked teeth can severely damage your confidence, causing you to hold back when you talk with others. Whether it’s at the workplace or at a social gathering, you may find it difficult to…

  • Talk without being conscious of your malocclusion.
  • Naturally smile during a conversation.
  • Easily join in a group laugh.

Having straight teeth can help you overcome these barriers during social interactions.

However, be aware that traditional metal braces can temporarily increase your reticence to participate in conversation. While straightening your teeth will eventually boost your confidence, in the meantime, you’ll deal with the challenges of a metallic smile.

If the thought of traditional orthodontic treatment is uncomfortable, be sure to check out the advantages of Invisalign. Invisalign’s clear aligners correct your malocclusion—while concealing the fact that you’re wearing braces.

Better Oral Hygiene

Not surprisingly, better oral hygiene is an advantage of straight teeth and an aligned smile. As Colgate explains, crooked teeth may lead to…

Difficulty brushing and flossing, resulting in dental caries and gum disease.”

If your teeth are misaligned, crowded or crooked, it’s easier to accidentally miss cleaning parts of your teeth.

Correcting your malocclusion empowers you to improve how you clean your teeth. Yet, the process of straightening your teeth can sometimes create more oral hygiene harm than good—especially if you choose metal braces.

Metal brackets and wiring not only make it difficult to clean your teeth. They can also trap food from your latest meal.

Choosing Invisalign as your teeth straightening solution removes this challenge. Whether you need to eat a meal or brush your teeth, you’ll conveniently remove your aligners and avoid the challenges traditional braces so often present.

Avoiding Embarrassment Whilst Eating

When you have crooked teeth, it’s easy to become embarrassed during meals.

You might find evidence of your poppy-seed breakfast muffin in your front teeth. A healthy salad may leave greens wedged in your smile. That quick snack of nuts may find a home near your canines.

The good news? Straight teeth may help you avoid mealtime self-consciousness.

What’s more, correcting your smile with Invisalign’s clear braces can ease the drawbacks associated with fixed orthodontic appliances and meals… such as finding food clinging to an archwire.

Enjoying Pictures

When it comes to the advantages of straight teeth, last—but certainly not least—is the difference you’ll notice when taking pictures.

Crooked teeth can make it difficult to…

  • Flash a grin for an impromptu picture.
  • Pose for professional photo shoots.
  • Participate in videos that make memories.
  • Be a part of important family portraits.
  • Join in a group selfie.

When you correct your malocclusion, you can experience a freedom you’ve never known before when the camera comes out, and choosing Invisalign ensures you won’t flash a metallic smile in memorable photos.

From removing self-consciousness to avoiding embarrassment, when you straighten your teeth, you’ll transform negative experiences into positive moments.

As you revolutionise your smile, there’s no reason your orthodontic treatment shouldn’t provide a number of tangible benefits, too.

Smooth your path to a straight smile when you choose Invisalign’s clear aligners. Simply connect with your local MiSmile Invisalign provider, and schedule your complimentary Smile Evaluation.

 

 

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