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Why Should You Get Your Teeth Straightened?

Everyone knows that straight teeth are considered more pleasing to look at and that having straight teeth leads to higher levels of self-confidence. But did you know that there are other reasons to consider straightening your teeth?

Even if you’re not concerned with the aesthetic appearance of your mouth, you should be aware that straightening your teeth can help you avoid related health issues.

Here’s a look at a few of the benefits you can get from straightening your teeth:

  • Improved dental hygiene. Crooked teeth or teeth with unnaturally wide gaps are often harder to clean with traditional daily techniques like brushing and flossing. This can increase the chance of cavities and gum disease, leading to future health issues. Getting your teeth straightened now can help decrease complications down the road.
  • Better jaw performance. When straight, teeth function perfectly to wield the power of our strong jaw muscles against the food we chew. When they’re crooked, however, teeth can grind against themselves in unnatural ways, wearing them down and putting strain on the jaw. This additional stress isn’t good for either your teeth or your jaw and can lead to discomfort and pain.
  • Better overall health. Teeth that function in the ideal fashion tend to be better at doing their job well; that is, performing the initial breakdown of food before it’s swallowed and passed on to the rest of our digestive system. When we are unable to chew well due to a misaligned jaw or crooked teeth, our overall health can suffer from our bodies’ struggle to pick up the slack.

If you have missing teeth, crooked or uneven teeth, or a misaligned bite, you may be risking your health. Take preventative measures into your own hands; get your teeth straightened by the specialists at Owens Orthodontics, your top Denver orthodontist!


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