At our clinic, we love curves and character – but when it comes to teeth, straight is the best style! Here’s why having straight teeth really matters, from a leading orthodontist in Frankston. And if you are interested in learning more about how orthodontics works, come in for a chat – we don’t charge a consultation fee.
Straight teeth are healthier
Crooked teeth sit unevenly against each other, making it easy for food and bacteria to get trapped between them – and making them much more difficult to clean. No one wants to end up with gum disease, damaged or rotting teeth, and having straight teeth will help make sure your mouth stays healthy, and your teeth stay strong. For more minor cases of tooth misalignment or gaps, clear aligners such as Invisalign is a simple and highly effective solution.
Straight teeth don’t get damaged as easily
Teeth are designed to meet snugly when you close your jaws, with the ridges from each tooth matching up with the dips in its partner to close all gaps. But when teeth are out of alignment, ridges and points grind against each other, making it much more likely that the tooth will chip, crack, or wear unevenly.
Straight teeth are better for speech and eating
Having uneven and crooked teeth can affect your ability to chew or even speak. Our tongues move in certain ways against our teeth to move food and sound out letters, so when there are gaps or teeth in the way, then sounds can become distorted, and teeth will wear badly from favouring different areas for chewing.
Straight teeth are more comfortable
Crooked teeth can easily damage the soft tissue in our mouths, especially our tongue and cheeks. When your bite is misaligned (which can even happen with straight teeth), it also puts a lot of strain on the jaw, and this stress can lead to migraines and TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain. If you often get headaches, jaw pain, or grind your teeth, it’s best to chat to an orthodontist in Frankston to see how tooth alignment treatments can help you.
Straight teeth help with confidence
A surprising amount of body language and communication comes from our mouths – not just our speech! Feeling self-conscious about uneven teeth can affect your confidence in social situations, and many people even find it holds them back professionally in their careers. Simple solutions like braces or clear aligners can help correct these problems without the need for getting braces, which is a further confidence boost!
Want to get Clear aligners (eg. Invisalign)? Visit your orthodontist in Frankston – There’s no consultation fee!
If you want to speak to an orthodontist in Frankston about correcting uneven teeth, then it’s time to visit our clinic. We offer a wide range of orthodontic solutions for kids, teens, and adults, including Clear aligners and braces. Book your appointment today.