You may know that a smile can brighten someone’s day, but did you know that straightening your teeth can improve your life? If you have ever thought about getting your teeth straightened, but didn’t think it was worth the time and expense, here are some things you should know that might just change your mind.
1. Useful and Transparent
Braces don’t have to mean metal bands and wires anymore. Although metal braces are still the primary way to straighten teeth, in May of 2000, Zia Chisti introduced the public to a new type of braces or aligners that is known as Invisalign. Transparent, moldable, and removable, Invisalign straightens the teeth by slowly and gradually moving the teeth into their new positions.
Since the aligners are transparent, you can wear them and most people won’t even realize you have them in your mouth. They are also removable, so you can still enjoy your favorite foods without the worry of bending a metal bracket or pulling out a wire. Here at Invisalign Atlanta Dental Spa, we make sure to carefully listen to you and will work with you to achieve your desires and the goals you set for your teeth and smile. Whichever dentist you choose should do the same, as we believe patients should be fully informed before any dental procedure. To help you understand how the treatment works, they even show you a computer simulation of how your teeth will move over time and what your smile will look like when your treatment is complete.
2. Makes you more Confident and Attractive
You will feel better about yourself. People with crooked teeth often smile less and have less self-esteem. Television celebrity, Dr. Mehmet Oz has stated that people with straight teeth are often seen as smarter and actually earn more money than people with bad teeth.
Since you will feel more confident and better about yourself, this will also make people consider you more attractive.
3. Prevents Tooth Decay and Gum Problems
Straight teeth can help keep your mouth healthy. Crooked teeth are often harder to clean. Your toothbrush may not be able to reach certain sections of your teeth, allowing bacteria to build and cavities to form. Since crooked teeth often come in closer to your other teeth, this can also make flossing your teeth a lot more difficult.
Not only can these problems cause tooth decay and gum disease, but because the bacteria is trapped between your teeth, it can cause bad breath.
4. Lowers Risk of Heart Problems and High Cholesterol
Lower your risk of heart disease and high cholesterol. Studies have shown that people with gum disease often have a higher risk of developing heart disease and high cholesterol. Crooked teeth are not only harder to clean, but it makes keeping the gums healthy a problem too. This can lead to the development of gingivitis, which is a build-up of plaque near the gum line that leads to inflammation of the gums.
This type of inflammation is often seen in heart patients. Since plaque is actually a bacteria, it is thought that this bacteria can sometimes enter the bloodstream and cause problems for the heart. Straightening the teeth not only makes it easier to keep your mouth healthy, but apparently can help keep your heart healthier too.