What is the Point of Straightening your Teeth?Straight teeth can mean beauty to many people. However, the benefits of straightening your teeth outweigh achieving an aesthetically pleasing smile. Several dental issues, including overbite, underbite, crossbite, and overcrowding, can negatively impact your smile’s functionality and cosmetic appearance.

Teeth straightening treatments such as Invisalign and SureSmile are becoming more popular among patients of all ages. Maintaining good oral health, preventing oral and medical issues, achieving a stable bite, and increasing confidence in your smile can be accomplished by straightening your teeth with our dentists in Millwoods.

Benefits of Straightening Your Teeth

1. Better Oral Hygiene

Food particles between your teeth and in the hard-to-reach areas slowly create plaque and tartar build-up, leading to tooth decay and gum disease. Having well-aligned teeth can make regular teeth brushing and flossing easier. We recommend patients attend professional dental cleanings and perform regular oral hygiene to prevent dental issues.

2. Prevent jaw pain

Crooked teeth can create jaw misalignment issues and pain, known as Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD). The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is an important muscle that connects your skull and mouth to give you speaking and eating abilities.

Misaligned teeth can create uneven forces on both upper and lower jaws leading to unintentional teeth grinding and clenching habits. TMD symptoms include the following:

  • Tired jaws
  • Headaches
  • Sleep disorders
  • Tooth pain and sensitivity
  • Sore jaw, neck and face
  • Limited movement of the jaw
  • Shift in jaws alignment (malocclusion).

Straightening your smile can help prevent TMD, as the bottom and top teeth rest against each other, minimizing clenching and grinding. If you suffer from teeth grinding and clenching, visit our dental clinic in Millwoods for a consultation.

3. Prevent Dental Issues.

Did you know tooth enamel does not regenerate? When the enamel erodes, there is no way of regenerating it; this can cause tooth sensitivity, pain and discolouration. To prolong the lifespan of your teeth, you need to take extra care of them.

One of the main problems of having misaligned teeth is that they do not meet at the same level, making it easier for dental issues to arise. More muscles are involved when chewing with an uneven bite, leading to uneven tooth wear and tear.

Getting a bite correction treatment at our dental clinic in Millwoods can help prevent your teeth from uneven wear and tear and other dental issues.

4. Confidence boost

Not everyone is willing to smile when having misaligned teeth. A straight smile can help patients increase their confidence around others. The benefits of smiling with straight teeth are unmeasurable: increase confidence, make new friends, and improve your first impressions.

At Agape Dental, we offer our patients Invisalign and SureSmile (clear aligners) treatment. Clear aligners are an easy and convenient treatment for patients to achieve a healthy and aesthetically pleasing smile discretely. Contact us today to book a consultation to learn more about teeth straightening.