The Impact of a Straight Smile

There are a number of ways that straight teeth can improve your life. Here, we’ll go through some of the most common things that demonstrate the impact of a straight smile.

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Higher Self Esteem

If you have crooked teeth, do you find yourself avoiding smiling in social situations? Maybe you even avoid social situations all together. With straight teeth, you’ll feel more confident in how you look and this will boost your self esteem, making you happy to spend the evening at a party.

More Success

Because you’ll have higher self esteem with a straight smile, chances are that you’ll become more successful as a result. For example, research has shown that those with a straight smile get hired more often than those with a crooked smile. Additionally, you’ll have more success with dating if you have straight teeth. Studies have shown that 2 out of 5 people wouldn’t go on a date with someone with crooked teeth and research has proven that people with straight teeth are considered more attractive.

Better Gum Health

With straight teeth you can more easily and thoroughly clean your teeth. If you have crooked teeth, it can be hard to get in between the teeth or the spaces where teeth overlap. This can leave food particles in your mouth long after you’ve eaten and lead to plaque buildup.

Better Overall Health

Because your straight teeth are easier to clean, this means that you probably won’t suffer from oral health issues such as cavities or gum disease. This also means that you won’t put the rest of your body at risk. Your overall health and oral health are very closely linked and poor oral health can contribute to diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, and others.

Saves Money Over Time

If you have straight teeth and practice good dental habits every day, you will greatly improve oral health and reduce your risk of developing any dental issues. That means that you will save yourself a lot of money over time because you won’t have to pay for fillings, crowns, or even a root canal. These procedures cost a lot and by having straight teeth and maintaining a healthy mouth you can save yourself a good amount of money.

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The Impact of a Straight Smile was last modified: April 11th, 2019 by Palos Heights Family Dental