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Is it worth getting my teeth straightened?

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Are you interested in getting your teeth straightened? Are you worried that the cost of teeth straightening may not be worth the final result? Did you know that having your teeth straightened can help to improve your mouth, body and mind?

In this month’s blog we look at why it is definitely worth getting your teeth straightened.

Gives you healthier gums

When teeth are too widely spaced or crowded, they often become inflamed and red. This is the first sign of gum disease, which if left can lead in the long term to tooth loss. Teeth straightening helps the gums fit more securely around the teeth, creating the strongest possible defence against periodontal problems.

2021_10_04_blog_img002Make teeth easier to clean

Crowded teeth are much more difficult to floss, which can lead to plaque build-up and eventually tooth decay. The inability to remove all the food caught in the brackets and wires of metal braces can also lead to a similar outcome, which is why here at Ringmer Dental we focus on Invisalign with its clear bracket system.

Fewer Cavities

It’s harder to keep crooked teeth clean, which can cause long term damage. Crooked teeth leave you more vulnerable to cavities than crooked teeth. That can mean many extra hours at the dentist, and extra bills you’ll have to pay. Not to mention how painful getting cavities filled can be, and how long it can take!

Having straight teeth can actually save you money over time, since you’ll have fewer worries about cavities and won’t have the stress of those bills piling up!

2021_10_04_blog_img003Improve digestion

Straight teeth help you chew your food in a more effective way, which ultimately helps you digest your food better. This helps the bacteria in your stomach work better, which prevents digestion issues and indigestion. Thoroughly chewed food is easier on your internal organs and causes less damage to your body over time. Straight teeth are a great way to improve your digestion, so you can enjoy every meal without a care in the world!

Prevent Jaw Strain

Crooked teeth can lead to jaw misalignment, which can lead to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. Having straighter teeth helps prevent these disorders, which also prevents other, related problems later on.

TMJ problems can cause pain in your upper body as well, so it’s better to avoid the problem altogether. They can even cause headaches, ear problems, dizziness, and other related problems. If you’re looking to stay pain-free (as most of us are), getting straighter teeth is a good way to make sure you’re staying on the right track.

Deteriorate less quickly

As we get older, our teeth can deteriorate. Teeth that are crooked or aligned wrong can speed up that deterioration process, by exacerbating the wear and tear caused by our everyday lives. Misalignment can also cause teeth weakness, which makes your teeth more vulnerable to breaking.

2021_10_04_blog_img004Boost your self confidence

Many people are insecure about their crooked and misaligned teeth. Getting your teeth straightened will boost your self-esteem and confidence, which will also indirectly improve your mental and physical health.

Having low self-esteem and low self-confidence can cause mental health problems like depression and anxiety, which can cause greater health problems that are more difficult to address than crooked teeth.

If you feel bad about yourself because of your crooked teeth, and it’s affecting your overall self-esteem, don’t delay — get your teeth straightened today! Straightening your teeth can be easy and affordable. Call us today on 01273 813898 to book a consultation.