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Top 10 Reasons to Straighten Your Teeth

Posted On: February 17, 2023

Have you always wanted to straighten your teeth with braces or Invisalign? Look no further! At Freytag Orthodontics, we want to help you achieve your smile goals and overall dental health. Here are the top 10 reasons why we believe a straight smile is worth the investment.

Choosing to straighten your teeth will…

1) Improve your bite


Did you know that your teeth can negatively impact how you bite down and chew? Many people do not realize that a proper bite and a straight smile often go hand and hand. When your teeth do not fit together properly, it can cause a malformed bite leading to many dental issues later in life. 


2) Prevent excessive wear on your enamel


Some types of misalignment can cause upper and lower teeth to rub against each other abnormally causing excessive wear on certain teeth. When choosing to straighten your teeth with orthodontics, this will improve the relationship between your upper and lower teeth, which in turn will prevent excessive wear on the enamel of your teeth. 


3) Help prevent tooth decay


Cutting back on sugar intake and maintaining a healthy diet is always a healthy decision. However, this alone may not prevent tooth decay. Having a straight smile makes cleaning your teeth much easier, and allows your to get in between all those hard to reach areas. When teeth are overlapping, it’s often difficult to prevent cavities and the progression of tooth decay. 


4) Reduce risk for sleep apnea


Crowded teeth are sometimes associated with a narrow jaw and airway, which puts a person at a higher risk for sleep apnea. Straight teeth are typically associated with properly formed arches which can allow for adequate airway development. 


5) Reduce risk for periodontal disease

As mentioned above, having straight teeth can greatly improve the process of cleaning your teeth, reducing the risk of gingivitis and periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is a serious gum infection that can destroy the bone that supports your teeth. 


6) Broaden your smile

Nowadays everyone is after a broad, beautiful smile. Straightening your teeth and aligning them into proper position will give you just that!


7) Improve overall health


The health of your mouth is linked to the overall health of your body. By straightening your teeth it will make oral hygiene easier, creating a domino effect of good health and hygiene throughout the rest of your body. According to the mayo clinic, studies show that severe forms of gum disease can play a huge role in other diseases throughout the body, ex: heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis.


8) Protect your teeth

Did you know that your teeth are not as protected, and are more likely to become loose if there are spaces in between them? Closing gaps will not only improve your smile, but also provide more security to each tooth.


8) Improve speech

Whether your realize it or not, teeth play an important role in your speech. By choosing to straighten your teeth, there is a very good chance you could be improving your speaking patterns too.


9) Save you money on other dental related problems

The cost of braces or Invisalign might actually save you money in the long run! Since keeping your teeth clean and healthy is easier to do when they are straight, you might actually be avoiding other costly dental work. For example: Periodontal Disease, Cavities, and Enamel Wear can all lead to big expenses.


10) Boost your Confidence

One of the most talked about reasons to straighten your teeth is because of the confidence it gives you. A boost in confidence can lead to better work performance and a more positive attitude throughout every day!