• Benefits of Having Straight Teeth

  • There are so many benefits to having straight teeth. We want to review some of them with you.

    • brush-18729_640Better brushing—overlapping teeth can trap food particles. Straight teeth allow for easier brushing and flossing.
    • Clear speech—crooked teeth cause many speech impediments. Confidence may suffer and school work and as well as performance may be impacted.
    • Easier eating—crooked, crowded teeth compromise the ability to chew properly. Digestive problems can result.
    • Less accident-prone teeth—protruding teeth are more prone to breaking. Protective mouth guards may not fit properly.
    • Fewer headaches—crowded teeth wear unevenly. This uneven wear put pressure on the jaw and can result in chronic headaches.
    • Improved gum health—better oral hygiene prevents gum disease. Lower risk of gum disease means lower risk of tooth loss.
    • Better overall health—improved oral hygiene means less tooth decay. Tooth decay and gum disease are linked to heart disease and high blood sugar.
    • Cost effective dental care—fewer sever dental health issues with straight teeth. Fewer issues means less expensive treatment.
    • Lower risk of soft tissue injury—crooked teeth can push against soft tissues in the mouth. Cuts, sores and infections can result.
    • Increased self-esteem—one of the biggest benefits of straight teeth is the confidence it gives many individuals. More confidence at work or school and in social situations.

    Dr. Croft can advise you on what advantages braces can give you.

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