Teeth straightening is one of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures out there. Many of us had chunky metal braces when we were teenagers. We struggled through sometimes years of additions, tightenings, adjustments, regular trips to the dentist, and pain to get them straight smile that our dentists had promised us.
If you didn’t go through this trauma as a teen, or you failed to wear your retainer as recommended, chances are you wouldn’t consider the process as an adult. We see teens with braces all the time, but very rarely do we see adults going through the same process. Adults are often more self-conscious about their appearance, and less likely to commit to such an invasive and long-term dental procedure.
There are, however, plenty of benefits to straight teeth, not all of which are cosmetic. And, the best news of all is that it no longer takes bulky bits of mental being glued on to your teeth to give you a smile to be proud of. With invisible aligners, you can have your teeth straightened without anyone even noticing. It’s far less painful or restrictive, and most people forget that they are even wearing aligners. So, with that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the benefits of having straighter teeth.
You’ll Be Proud to Smile
When we live with teeth that we don’t love, or that make us feel self-conscious, we get into habits to hide them away. You might have been doing it for that long that you don’t realize anymore, but most people that don’t like their teeth try to avoid smiling with their mouth open and eating in public. They cover their mouths and try to avoid laughing. Straighter teeth can change your life. You’ll be proud to smile, and you’ll stop having to think about all of these things.
You’ll Have Less Trouble with Trapped Food
When your teeth are wonky, and they overlap it is easy for food to get trapped between them, and even with flossing, it can be hard to get to some difficult to reach gaps in your teeth. This can lead to bacteria build-up, discoloration, and even infection.
They’ll Be Easier to Look After
Straighter teeth are so much easier to look after. They are easier to brush, and it’s easier to keep them looking and feeling clean and healthy. This could even mean that you spend less money on dental work in the future.
You’ll Be More Likely to Look After Them
You’re proud of your teeth, you love smiling, and they are easy to look after. So, you’ll want to keep them that way. You’ll never feel like giving up because your teeth will never look how you want them to, and you are more likely to put more effort into taking care of them.
Straighter Teeth Can Boost Your Confidence
Newly middle-aged wife of 1, Mom of 3, Grandma of 2. A professional blogger who has lived in 3 places since losing her home to a house fire in October 2018 with her husband. Becky appreciates being self-employed which has allowed her to work from 'anywhere'. Life is better when you can laugh. As you can tell by her Facebook page where she keeps the humor memes going daily. Becky looks forward to the upcoming new year. It will be fun to see what 2020 holds.