Health Benefits of Straight Teeth

November 22, 2018 in Cosmetic Dentistry by mccarl_dental

Straight teeth are something we all want because they look great, but did you know that a properly aligned smile is also good for your oral health? It’s true. If you’ve been putting off correcting your smile because you didn’t want to deal with the inconvenience of traditional bracket and wire orthodontics, it may be time to consider Invisalign clear braces. You can get straighter, healthier teeth with less hassle and feel completely confident sharing your smile in any situation – even as you straighten your teeth. Keep reading to learn more about why it’s so important to achieve a straight smile and how Invisalign may be a great option for your oral healthcare needs.

Even Bite Pressure

Unevenly spaced and crooked teeth, as well as improperly positioned bites, place more pressure on some teeth than others. This increases the risk for dental chips and cracks for the teeth that are absorbing greater amounts of bite pressure. It also causes teeth to wear unevenly further advancing the alignment concerns. As the person with an uneven bite constantly repositions teeth searching for the ideal alignment, the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) that connect the jaw and skull can be strained. This leads to jaw pain and discomfort and difficulty opening and closing the mouth.

Easier to Keep Teeth Sparkling

Properly aligned and evenly spaced teeth are easier to keep clean and free from plaque buildup. When teeth are crowded or overlapping, it can be difficult to floss thoroughly or brush all the surfaces of teeth effectively. This may lead to plaque accumulating and hardening into tartar, which can’t be removed without professional intervention from your skilled dental hygienist. Over time, the highly acidic plaque eats away at tooth enamel, leading to tooth decay, increased risk for dental damage, and tooth discoloration. Correcting your bite alignment makes it easier for you to achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.

Meet the McCarl Dental Group Team

At McCarl Dental Group, we are dedicated to creating truly personalized treatment plans for our patients, and that includes orthodontic treatments to create a healthy smile. If you want to learn more, call to schedule a consultation appointment with one of our skilled dentists in Greenbelt or Millersville. During your visit, we’ll examine your smile, review your options, and help you to plan for the best possible treatment to deliver your healthiest smile. Most importantly, our dedicated team of professionals offers personalized dental treatment plans in a dental office environment where you’ll always be welcomed and feel completely at ease.