What’s the big deal about braces? Some people have made a name off of their uneven smiles, so it can’t be that bad to have uneven teeth. Well, it may be true that a few rare souls have made their way with uneven teeth, but there are more reasons to pursue straight teeth than just improving your looks. So, how does having straight teeth help your oral hygiene?
Make Your Oral Care Routine Easier
Have you ever felt frustrated when trying to reach between teeth? Maybe your hygienist has to put a lot of effort into cleaning one particular area every time you visit your dentist for a teeth cleaning. Having straight teeth makes it easier to clean between your teeth and prevent debris buildup.
Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthier
When it’s easier to clean around your teeth, you can keep everything cleaner, including your gum line. If you can access all of your teeth and clean your gums, they look and feel healthier.
Put Less Stress on Your Teeth
Have you noticed any puffiness or irritation along your gum line? Crooked teeth don’t just make it more difficult to clean along the gum line, they can also pinch and aggravate your gums. Puffy, red gums, especially around uneven teeth, can lead to periodontal disease and sores.
Maybe your has dentist pointed out extra wear and tear in some places due to crooked and overlapping teeth. Straightening those teeth and correcting spacing issues can alleviate stress and pressure on your teeth and gums.
So How Do Straight Teeth Help Oral Hygiene?
Braces can straighten and realign your teeth to give you a healthier smile of which you can be proud. From traditional braces to Invisalign clear aligners, there are several options for children, teens, and adults seeking to improve their smiles. Straightening your alignment means you are able to clean your teeth and maintain a healthy smile more easily.
Ready to learn more about how orthodontics can help you? Book a free orthodontics consult with Jefferson Dental & Orthodontics to see how we can help your smile.