Graphic illustration of clear aligner trays on straight teeth with smiles on each tooth.

Four Things You’ll Love About Having Straight Teeth

September 7, 2023 6:45 pm

Very few people are born with perfectly straight teeth, but thanks to dental techniques like metal braces and Invisalign clear aligners, just about everyone can get the straight smile they’ve always wanted! Here are four things you’ll love about having straight teeth:

    #1. It’s Easier to Clean Your Teeth

    Misaligned teeth are harder to keep clean. There are more corners, tight spaces, and odd angles where plaque and tartar can accumulate. Your risk for cavities, gum disease, and other dental issues increases. When you straighten your teeth, it’s much easier to brush and floss at home and during a professional cleaning!

    #2. You’ll Feel More Confident

    People with crooked teeth often feel self-conscious about their smiles. This affects their confidence. The more severe your misalignment, the more it hurts your self-esteem. Straightening your teeth gives you a boost of confidence, which can have positive effects on your social and work life!

    #3. Your Speech Will Improve

    Certain misalignments can lead to speech impediments like lisping, slurring, and whistling. When you straighten your teeth, your tongue can hit your teeth properly and pronounce words without a struggle.

    #4. You’ll Have Fewer Jaw Problems

    When you have crooked teeth, one side of your mouth may have a stronger bite force than the other. This misalignment puts extra strain and pressure on the muscles and joints that let you open and close your mouth. Known as TMD, or TMJ disorder, this condition can cause pain, swelling, headaches, and other issues. Straightening your teeth can alleviate TMJ pain!

Get a Straight Smile at Elyson Family Dental in Katy, TX

In the past, you could only get straight teeth if you wore metal braces. While braces are still the best option for certain severe misalignments, many people are eligible for clear aligner therapy! Our office is proud to offer Invisalign, which is a removable, nearly invisible treatment that corrects issues like crossbites, underbites, overbites, and more. If you have questions or want to book a consultation with one of our dentists, please reach out today!


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