A New Year means Straighter Teeth and Brighter Smiles!

New year, new you, right? At the beginning of a new year, we always love to hear the new year dental resolutions of our patients. For 2019, we think it is all about straighter teeth and brighter smiles. But straightening your teeth goes beyond just the aesthetic value; it’s an integral part of your body’s overall health for several reasons. Did you know that straighter teeth help with the following;

Straighter teeth equals healthier gums

When teeth are crowded, they do not fit around your gums properly. This crowding can lead to swelling and can even increase the risk of periodontal disease. As you may know, periodontal disease has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and high cholesterol. Straighter teeth can actually help keep your body stay healthier. Also, because properly placed teeth will fit around gums better, it will reduce the amount of strain on them.

Straightening your teeth can improve oral hygiene

Crowded teeth can also create nooks and crannies that can be more difficult to clean. If you are unable to brush and floss properly, you may be leaving food behind for a longer period of time. Bacteria that can cause plaque and subsequently, cavities, gingivitis, and tooth decay, can form. Should you decide to straighten your teeth, try opting for removable braces. At Limoges Dental, we offer both options that will result in straighter teeth!

Aligned teeth can improve self-esteem

A smile is a beautiful thing, so for 2019, you should flash yours with confidence. Properly aligned teeth will improve the look and feel of your mouth and smile. Should you choose removable braces, a metal-free mouth means you’ll be able to show off your new confident smile, even while you’re going through the steps of your treatment.

Straighter teeth reduce stress on joints

Teeth are designed to lay a certain way to function properly. A crowded mouth can reposition your teeth so that they are more likely to chip or break. Unaligned teeth can also lead to more grinding or clenching, which can mean more stress on your jaw and bones. Straighter teeth will actually help reduce your stress!

Straighter teeth are better in the long run

If you weren’t able to smile with confidence as a child, it’s not too late. We can still change your smile for you as an adult. It is never too late to correct dental problems such as crooked or crowded teeth, overbites, incorrect jaw position, or jaw-joint disorders. Adult treatments can take a little longer than treatments for children, however, the results will still be the same- straighter teeth! Give us a call today so we can schedule you in for your first appointment of 2019. Let’s work on giving you your best smile yet!

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