Sure, flashing a dazzling set of straight teeth makes for a great first and long-lasting impression.

After all, people report a smile is the first thing they notice when meeting someone new. But straight teeth do more than just look good. From impacting your overall health to hitting your wallet, check out how straight pearly whites benefit you.

Top Benefits of Straight Teeth

1. Self Esteem – Confidence levels rise at school, work and social situations  with a straight set of chompers.

2. More Efficient Brushing – Alignment reduces the number of places where food particles can hide from your toothbrush.

3. Food Is Yummier – Okay, maybe not, but it is easier to eat without crooked teeth, which can make it difficult to chew and also can lead to digestion issues.

4. Better Communication – Your teeth play a significant role in speech, and a disorganized mouth may cause speech impediments.

5. Less soft tissue damage – Skip the sores, cuts and other damage caused when unaligned teeth push against soft tissue.

6. Headache Be Gone – Crooked teeth cause your teeth to wear away unevenly. This stresses your jaw, often leading to headaches.

7. Less Frequent Accidents  – If you teeth jut out, accidents happen more often and mouthguards often don’t fit as well.

8. Your Gums Will Thank YouBetter brushing habits lead to improved oral hygiene and a decreased risk of gum disease. Straight teeth result in less tooth loss.

9. Keep Your Wallet Happy – Aligned teeth result in fewer dental issues and decrease the likelihood of a major dental emergency.  That reduces your dental expenses.

10. Overall Health – Finally, we’ve saved the best for last. Straight teeth not only improve your oral health but lead to better health all around.

Dental Solutions

If you have crooked teeth, you aren’t alone.

Few people are born with perfect smiles. We can work together to get you the smile you deserve.

Braces can help move your teeth into the correct position, and today some braces even blend with the color of your teeth.

For smaller misalignment, also known as malocclusions, a retainer may solve the problem.Invisalign doesn’t use wires or brackets. Instead, it consists of a series of clear, removable aligners.

Crooked front teeth may require veneers, which completely cover the tooth.

About Oasis Family Dental:

Your dentists at Oasis Family Dental can provide you with expert recommendations on your unique dental cases. We are part of Riverside Dental Group and Associates and proudly cater to the dental needs of families from Temecula and all surrounding communities. To schedule an appointment with our dentists, call (951) 695-2290.