Straight Teeth Can Affect Your Health
Most people, if given the choice, would love to have a beautiful set of perfectly straight teeth. But no one is perfect, so beyond the good looks, are there any benefits to having straight teeth? Yes, definitely, but it has more to do with the gums than the teeth.
When your teeth are straight, without gaps or crowding, your surrounding gums are at their best. Your gums protect your teeth and the straighter your teeth, the easier it is for your gums to have a nice tight fit around your teeth. If you have gaps in your teeth, or they are crowded and misaligned, your gums are at a disadvantage. For crowded teeth, flossing is more difficult or even impossible. Gaps and spaces provide places for the bacteria in your mouth to do some damage to your gums and roots. The results can be bad breath, receding gums, gum disease and even worse, tooth loss.
If you have straight teeth, you are more likely to love your smile and give your teeth and gums the time and attention they deserve. Teeth and gums that are cared for properly stay healthy, allowing you to love your smile for years to come. If you have anywhere from a slightly misaligned smile to extremely crooked teeth, make an appointment with Carmichael’s Marconi Dental Group to learn more about Invisalign. The sooner you start, the sooner you’ll enjoy the benefits of not just a beautiful smile, but a healthy one too.