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Importance of Getting Straighter Teeth Goes Beyond How You Look


Posted on 2/29/2020 by Harry L. Dougherty DDS, MS
Importance of Getting Straighter Teeth Goes Beyond How You LookHaving your teeth straightened is an obvious step when you are considering ways to improve your appearance. And, no question about it, a straighter smile is more attractive than a crooked one. However, there are other reasons that you might want to think about having your teeth straightened.

Straight Teeth Perform Better


First and foremost, keep in mind that your teeth function as your body's tools for tearing, biting, chewing, and mashing food. When your teeth are properly aligned, they function with no issues at all. However, if your teeth are crooked, it can actually have an impact on your ability to chew properly.

Minor aberrations in your dental pattern are not a big deal, but if your teeth are too crooked, they may not align correctly when you bite down. This can lead to premature wear and tear, or even cause chipping, cracking, and breaking of the teeth.

Straight Teeth May Help Alleviate Headaches


Similarly, if your bite pattern is too far off, you might find yourself adapting unconsciously. This could cause you to operate your temporomandibular joint incorrectly. One potential outcome of this is frequent headaches. That's right: if you have frequent headaches, it is possible that the root cause is teeth that are not properly lined up.

Getting More Information


The importance of a straight set of teeth cannot be underestimated. If you think that you might have an issue with your teeth, please do not hesitate to learn more. Contact us at any time and we are happy to answer your questions and provide more information on the importance of getting your teeth straightened.

If you have already decided on straighter teeth, we can help you learn about the different options available to you. As you may know, there are a number of ways to straighten your teeth, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. Contact us today, and let us help you!

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