Why Bother With Straight Teeth?

Why Bother With Straight Teeth?

Millions of people – adults, teens and children – have improved their lives and their health by getting their teeth and their bites corrected. A nice smile with straight teeth can make a big impact on your life and with how others perceive you.

Four Good Reasons YOU SHOULD WANT Straight Teeth

Quite simply, straight teeth are healthier teeth. Straight teeth get fewer cavities. They are less likely to have problems with uneven wear and fractures. Gums are healthier with straight teeth, so you are less likely to develop gum disease. Healthy teeth and healthy gums mean that you can chew anything you want!

Straight teeth help prevent your teeth from getting fractured. Protruding teeth are easily broken from an accidental fall, sports-related injury, car accidents, etc. Of course, if you do play contact sports, we always recommend a mouthguard to protect your teeth, regardless.

Straightening your teeth means improving your bite. Various bite problems from overbite to underbite cause excessive wear of your teeth. This can lead to possible jaw joint problems. Crowded and crooked teeth also lead to swollen, red, bleeding gums because it’s hard to brush and floss around them. As mentioned, straight teeth are easier to keep clean and therefore you are less likely to have gum and heart disease.

The 4th reason to straighten your teeth is increased self-esteem. Let’s face it, appearance really does matter. Studies prove over and over again the advantages of an attractive appearance and smile, as it relates to job opportunities and relationships. Like it or not, your smile is a reflection of you.

Dr. Peter Merai offers several solutions for teeth straightening – from traditional braces to Six Month Smiles and ClearCorrect braces. Call Comprehensive Dental Care of Oxon Hill at 301-567-9844 to schedule a free consultation to see what solution is best for you.