The Benefits of Straight Teeth

The Benefits of Straight Teeth

When people consider getting orthodontic treatment for straighter teeth such as traditional dental braces or Invisalign, the first reason that comes to mind is improved looks. However, this isn’t the only reason one should be looking into straightening their teeth. Going through the orthodontic process will be extremely beneficial, not only to one’s physical looks, but mainly for one’s improved oral and overall health. Find out more on how straighter teeth can provide multiple benefits in your life.

Improved Oral Health

When your teeth are straighter, it follows that they would be easier to clean. There is less crowding of your teeth, no more hard-to-reach places, and more access to your gum and gum line. Brushing and flossing your teeth will become an easier task. Because oral hygiene becomes easier, you will also have less of a chance to contract oral infections or have periodontal problems. You’ll be avoiding discomfort and possible future health issues with straighter teeth.


Your teeth will also last longer. Since straighter teeth have proper alignment, this means that your teeth will have the same wear and tear evenly distributed throughout your mouth. In comparison to crooked teeth, there are some teeth that jut out more and make more continued contact with other teeth and are more susceptible to increased wear than your other teeth. In the long run, they may have to be replaced by veneers or you may have to elect to have dental implants or bridge work. All this can be avoided by having straighter teeth!

Increased Attractiveness and Confidence

A large benefit, and the most common reason for straighter teeth, is to have a beautiful smile. If you’ve ever felt self-conscious of your teeth or cover your mouth when laughing for fear of how you look—this may be a procedure worth looking into. Dr. Hoskinson and our staff are here to assist you every step of the way in your orthodontic treatment. Why wait until tomorrow when you can start having better oral health and a dazzling grin to boot, today!

Contact Your Local Schenectady Orthodontist!

Still have questions about the benefits of teeth straightening? Please schedule a consultation with our expert Dr. Hoskinson. You can either contact us by the phone or schedule an appointment online! If this is your first visit, be sure to check out our site for more information on how to be prepared for your visit and what to expect once you arrive.

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