Our practice, Beim Orthodontics, loves getting to experience the excitement that comes with refurbishing your smile alongside you. Straight teeth offer you the benefit of an aesthetically pleasing smile while supporting your general health at the same time! Your body is able to enjoy improved sleep quality, avoid jaw issues, and boost your everyday confidence, just to name a few. In case you need one more push to start your braces treatment, here are 5 benefits of straight teeth and how we can help you achieve them.
1) You experience smoother digestion patterns
Chew your food with ease
When your teeth are unable to properly and easily chew food into bite-size pieces, it may be a sign you have improperly aligned teeth. When it’s swallowed in large pieces, your digestive system and intestine have to work twice as hard to break it down. This is one of the many causes of stomach cramps and heartburn, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Small digested pieces place less strain on your digestive system and even allow your body to intake more nutrition from your meals.
Experience new foods you may have avoided before
With straightened teeth and the correct bite, it is encouraging to try brand-new foods you may have avoided before due to painful chewing. Straight teeth can deal with the normal pressures of chewing and provide the confidence to explore a more varied diet.
2) It reduces the risk of jaw and TMJ issues
Properly known as TMJ, your jaw joint helps your jaw stay in alignment and avoid unnecessary stress placed on it during normal chewing motions. Crooked teeth can place uneven wear and tear on them. Your TMJ may become dislocated from your skull and cause jaw pain, teeth grinding, and even discomfort from talking. Dr. Beim can help treat both TMJ issues while straightening your teeth at the same time.
Straight teeth, on the other hand, ensure your teeth and jaw are properly aligned, helping you avoid these uncomfortable side effects. Investing in orthodontic treatment to align your teeth can prolong the longevity of your permanent teeth and save money from later and more complicated dental procedures down the road.
3) Your quality of sleep starts to improve
People with misaligned teeth struggle to comfortably close their mouths, thus forcing regular mouth breathing as opposed to the nose, which is considered the healthier alternative. When your mouth lacks saliva, it creates an environment in which bacteria can grow and allows bad breath to develop.
However, the hairs in your nose are able to filter out dust and allergens from the air you breathe in, thus making it more pure. Straightened teeth allow nose breathing to come easier and allow you to sleep more comfortably, as well as to avoid a sore throat or fatigue in the morning.
4) Straight teeth enhance your dental routine
Easy everyday maintenance
Everyday brushing and flossing prove much easier to maintain when your teeth are in the correct position. When all at the right angle, you don’t have to struggle to brush hard-to-reach spots or worry as much about food hiding behind teeth. This provides protection from bacteria growth, cavities developing, and a buildup of plaque. Dr. Beim would be happy to show you proper brushing techniques and how to most effectively care for your teeth at your next appointment.
Fewer chips and cracks
A straight smile allows for greater protection against chips and cracks as it is able to withstand much more wear and tear in everyday use due to pressure being evenly placed throughout the mouth. Less susceptible to damage or tooth loss from injury, it provides longevity and greater resilience over the years.
5) Confidence and self-esteem boosts!
Your smile is your greatest asset, and nothing exudes confidence more than showing it off! When people show off their straight smiles, they come across as more trusting, kind, and caring, encouraging positive social interactions. Smiling more often can increase your quality of life and make you an overall happier person. Avoiding this due to imperfect teeth can harm your self-esteem and ability to make a lasting first impression.
Our team at Beim Orthodontics is passionate about helping patients boost their self-esteem so they can live the life they deserve. You hold the power to maintain a positive outlook on life, but we can help you take the first steps in the right direction.
Treatment Solutions for Achieving Proper Teeth Alignment
Beim Orthodontics is delighted to offer our patients multiple approaches to straightening their teeth while still enjoying a comfortable experience.
- Invisalign is a relatively new approach to straightening teeth using state-of-the-art technology that is more comfortable than ever! Available for adults and teens alike, this aesthetic option is great for patients looking to achieve the results of a straight smile without anyone even guessing.
- Damon metal braces, a traditional yet high-quality choice, are a very popular option for effectively fixing complex alignment issues. It is a self-ligating bracket system, meaning they don’t have to be tightened by hand and don’t require you to be in the treatment chair for as many appointments.
- Clear ceramic braces are less noticeable than metal braces but are just as effective and provide the aesthetics many enjoy to keep them nearly invisible. Smaller than ever, they allow the flexibility of shorter treatment time and maximum comfort.
Each option has its own set of perks and can help you reach your smile goals effectively. Though results take time, our team guarantees a straight smile that lasts you a lifetime!
Get Started On Your Smile Journey With Us!
Life is better with straight teeth, and we can get you started! At Beim Orthodontics, Dr. Beim and our team are dedicated to helping our patients achieve their dental goals and walk away with their forever smiles. Call us at 407-986-1653 or send us a text at 407-323-0600 to begin scheduling an appointment at our Lake Mary practice today!