1: Self Esteem
Smiling is extremely important for your mental health. Being ashamed of your smile or hiding your smile has big implications for your self confidence. You may not be able to help how your teeth have grown but investing in doing something about it could change your life.
2: Cleaner Teeth
Keeping your teeth clean requires good technique and a methodical approach. Having crooked teeth only makes this process more difficult, with overlapping teeth trapping more food and plaque. This invariably weakens the teeth leading to a higher risk of broken teeth, decay, fillings and the possibility of the dreaded ‘root canal’. Straight teeth provide a smooth surface to brush and floss, which prevents staining and decay.
3: Improved Speech
Having malaligned teeth can force the tongue into different areas of the mouth when speaking. This can cause lisping, spitting and whistling when conversing with others. The impact of this can be significant in causing self esteem/confidence issues in day-to-day life.
4: Improved Digestion
The primary purpose of teeth is to aid us in chewing our food. Having perfectly aligned teeth means food can be broken down before it enters the digestive tract. When our teeth are crowded or crooked, it can be more difficult to chew and break down food. This can mean poorer digestion and further problems with digestive health.
5: Improved General Health
Straighter teeth = Cleaner teeth. This is not just great for mouth health but also has implications for general health with the intimate relationship between general and oral health. Aside from the risks of decay and gum disease, it has also been proven in the literature that poor mouth health elevates your risk of heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease, just to name a few.
Straightening your teeth can be done in several different ways. At Pennant Hills Dental Centre we offer a whole host of options from traditional braces to clear aligners like Invisalign. We offer treatment for both children and adults to improve their smiles as well as interceptive orthodontics to help grow little smiles into big ones.
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