It may be easy to assume that having straighter teeth is only for those who need to look good for a living, but it’s also worth achieving for more than just cosmetic purposes – in fact, there is much research to support the theory that the straighter your teeth, the better your overall health and wellbeing.
Although many have labelled this as myth, here are a few reasons why straighter teeth (apart from a beautiful smile) can be beneficial:
- For those who have crooked or misaligned teeth, it is likely that there will be a bad bite, where your biting motion doesn’t meet up with both rows of teeth. Over time, this can provide excess force on the jaw, which can lead to pain in the jaw, face, ears and can even cause headaches.
- Those with straighter teeth tend to have better oral hygiene. It can often be easier to maintain good oral health when all teeth and gums are easily accessed, meaning that brushing and flossing are more effective at removing any food or bacteria.
- Bacteria are more likely to grow in between crooked or crowded mouths. These trapped bacteria can, if not dealt with effectively, lead to damaged gum tissue cells, which in some cases can invade blood vessels, increasing your risk of heart disease or stroke.
If you would like to achieve a straighter smile, whether for cosmetic reasons or to improve your general oral health, Ollie & Darsh have completed over 650 cases of Invisalign and are 4 times Diamond Providers of the orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign uses clear removable aligners to gently and gradually align your teeth.