So many benefits to straight teeth

So many benefits to straight teeth

by | Jan 5, 2022

If you have thought about getting braces in Erskinville, and then dismissed the idea, then have another think. You can get braces at any age, and there are many good reasons, both physical and psychological, for getting your teeth straightened.

Here at Healthy Smile Centre, we see time and time again how braces in Erskineville can benefit people’s health on many levels. Let’s take a look at all the good things that can come and the bad things that can be avoided, when you have treatment with braces in Erskineville:

Your oral health
Straighter teeth are much easier to keep clean that wonky teeth. Teeth that are crowded or gappy, or lean in or out, provide wonderful hiding places for plaque. Plaque is that sticky film of bacteria that builds up in our mouths during the day. It hardens into tartar, which is so hard it can’t be brushed away, after about three days. Both plaque and tartar give off acids that eat into the teeth and gums to cause decay and gum disease. If your teeth are straight, they won’t be as susceptible to either problem and are therefore likely to last longer.

Your general health
Research shows that gum disease is closely linked to other illnesses, including stroke, diabetes and heart disease. New research also shows a link between cancers and Alzheimer’s, particularly in women. Lots of good reasons there to get your teeth straightened.

Your looks
We all know that having a great smile with the teeth all lined up well looks so much better, but did you know that teeth that are well aligned also hold the face in place better than crowded wonky teeth? Yes, with what we call a ‘brace lift’, you can even look a wee bit younger. How great is that?

Your self-esteem
Never underestimate the vital role that a great smile plays in how you feel about yourself. A great smile means more smiling, which means more social connections, and more friends and more opportunities at work and in general. People are hard-wired to respond warmly to a great smile. Also, smiling releases the happy chemical called serotonin, so the very act of smiling will cheer you up.